Nothing makes dads more anxious than the Pinewood Derby. The boys each helped with the design. Campbell wanted a shark and Cooper wanted a whale.
Campbell came in second in his 1st heat, first in the 2nd, and 3rd in the 3rd. He had a great time. Cooper was way out in the lead - several feet, when 2 feet from the finish his rear wheel popped off. He was not too sad - he was able to race again after some repairs.
The axel design was changed this year from a two piece, to a single. It was much harder to work with than last year.
I make the boys do as much as they are able - they do the sanding, painting, and decoration.