Monday, March 15, 2010

Pine Wood Derby 2010


Tanner's sweet car! His scout leaders named it The Phantom.






Well this years derby proved to be a learning experience. Tanner built the car all by himself this year and it looked AMAZING. Looks don't always win though. His car didn't do to great and he really struggled to be a good sport. He was near tears a few times. I felt so bad for him but I just left him alone until it was all over. I had to take him out in the foyer and let him cry it out for a few minutes. Then we talked about it being hard to loose but it's important to try to have fun and be happy for the person who wins. It's a tough lesson to learn when your a competitive little 9 year old. I will admit that he comes from two VERY competitive parents. One who will remain nameless has been known to throw a board game a time or two!

3 comments:

The Stroh Family said...

That makes me want to cry. Good job Tanner!!!!

Brenda said...

The car looks awesome! I'm glad we're done with those, though. We never could break the code on making the winning car.

Jennifer said...

That is the coolest car I've ever seen. Tanner is super awesome, even if he didnt' win.