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CSubjectFW The race My son Gilbert was eight years old and had been in Cub Scouts only a short time During one of his meetings he was handed a sheet of paper a block of wood and four tires and told to return home and give it to his dad That was not an easy task for Gilbert to do Dad was not receptive to doing things with his son But Gilbert tried Dad read the paper and scoffed at the idea of making a pine wood derby car with his young eager son The block of wood remained untouched as the weeks passed Finally mom stepped in to see if I could figure this all out The project began Having no carpentry skills I decided it would be best if I simply read the directions and let Gilbert do the work And he did I read aloud the measurements the rules of what we could do and what we couldnt do Within days his block of wood was turning into a pinewood derby car A little lopsided but looking great at least through the eyes of mom Gilbert had not seen any of the other kids cars and was feeling pretty proud of his Blue Lightning the pride that comes with knowing you did something on your own Then the big night came With his blue pinewood derby in his hand and pride in his heart we headed to the big race Once there my little ones pride turned to humility Gilberts car was obviously the only car made entirely on his own All the other cars were a father-son partnership with cool paint jobs and sleek body styles made for speed A few of the boys giggled as they looked at Gilberts lopsided wobbly unattractive vehicle To add to the humility Gilbert was the only boy without a man at his side A couple of the boys who were from single
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