This weekend I finally wrangled my youngest to get working on his pinewood derby car. I’ve been asking him for a few weeks what he wants to make, colors, shape, and number. So we finally got it done in the last two days. His original sketch was very space shipish, but when we drew a rectangle and said what do you want to do with that, he had some different ideas.
We tucked some of grandpa’s lead type under the belly, and we shave off whatever we’re over on the day of the race. He wasn’t interested in all the tomfoolery of axle polishing, keeping one wheel up, and exacting weight distribution; so we ended with a clean simple car. Not too shabby for his first one.