And this mom was very proud. But not so much because he was in the top four winner circle, but because last year when he didn’t win and was always 3rd or 4th in his races he smiled and cheered everyone else on. It was his first Pinewood Derby last year and he took note of what everyone was doing so he could improve. And this year, I heard other boys doing a lot of trash talking, and my son just smiled and nodded. I saw other boys win a race or two and heard them bragging loudly. Sam won his races gracefully. And boy did my heart want to burst.
Anabelle cheered hard for her brother and tried her own version of trash talking (hard not to laugh at, but still had to be addressed!). She especially liked the pit stop of chocolate donuts (tires) and apple juice (oil).
And he’s already making designs, plans, and adjustments for next year.