The pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts within the Boy Scouts of America. Theoretically, the Cub Scouts are supposed to construct their own cars from kits that contain wood, wheels and axles. But when the Cub Scout is 6 years old, the construction of the car falls in the hands of the scout’s father.
My Cub Scout’s father, who is skilled at building things, did the very best he could.
The derby occurred over the weekend and the girls and I stayed home and anxiously awaited the outcome. Unfortunately when the boys came home it was evident by their facial expressions that the news was not good. My son has just started talking to his father again.
It makes me wonder how a parent driven activity like this really benefits my son? I guess it brings home the lesson that in life you don’t always win.
What do you think?