Monday, February 9, 2009

Is the Pine Wood Derby for KIDS or DADS?

So, what do you think? Is the pine wood derby for the dad's or for the kids? Have you ever had your children say "Dad, it's supposed to be my car?" I haven't either, but pretty close to that.
The most fun thing for me is to listen to the bonding that happens as the father - son team come up with a plan to make a COOL, FAST, AERODYNAMIC design for their car. I do think that the dad's have just as much fun as the boys coming up with ideas and helping pull it together. Seeing them enjoy their time together and build and strengthen that relationship is the most important thing for me.

They named the car "Black Widow"

Two Cute Boys!

the weigh in

Watching the race! Who is going to win?!?


Amie said...

I love that first picture! They look so much alike! I remember the weigh in- the first year we had to tape coins to the bottom of my brothers' cars. Dad got pretty good at making those cars over the years, but I can't say for sure that he enjoyed it. :D

Tasha said...

Ya right....Daymon pushed David down...took the car and made it by himself!!LOL Now that's funny...I don't care who you are!!!! By the way...nice cliffhanger....who did win? Great now I'm not going to be able to sleep!!;)

eight happy "hardts" said...

Tash you still know how to crack me up!!!! David won one race took second and third in another one.

Fran and LaVar said...

Loved the pics, Suzanne. They truly tell the story and reminded me of our cub scouting days. Those were the days! Can't get over how much Daymon and David look alike. Even more so as David gets older. Love you guys, Mom. Oh yeah, got your note today after I arrived home from the airport. Thanks so much!