Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Derby Madness and Personal Mania

I was kindof whining the other day about how much time and work the scouting program can be as I'm looking ahead to Ethan starting next month. And some of the merit badge requirements are INsaNE.  But then I see what great things the kids do in scouts and Hub still is constantly sharing his scouting memories with us so I'm not really complaining. It's great. I just wish there was a scout nanny I could hire some days...
Anyway, we had our pinewood derby and Mitch chose this design after perusing a few ideas online.

We liked it because it looked fairly simple and we had run out of a lot of time to do anything complicated. Hub says it turned out to be more complicated than it looked. Something about getting the wrapper nice around the wheels or something? I don't know, cuz I just do all the OTHER scout stuff besides the car.
Mitch won 'best in show' which might have been rigged since I made each of his sibs vote for him. And then it turns out only the cub scouts were supposed to vote. oops. Just count it as another Bush/Gore election fiasco.

In other exciting news, Isaac's spring soccer season started. And Ethan starts in a couple of weeks. I know we're below our water needs but it would personally be great for me if we didn't have any snowy soccer games this spring.
And one a completely random note I will share something personal so you know I have struggles and trials too. One of my current frustrations is that I cannot master my boys Ripstick! I don't know how to wiggle the right way! Is it the hips or the feet or the legs? I even looked up youtube videos on how to do it right. And I still can't. It is hard for me to look out the window and see all these little uncoordinated children making it look so easy.  But I will conquer it. And then I will know that I can do anything. Maybe if they gave me a merit badge for it?

24 comments:

jaredandgina said...

Love the car. It took me a minute to realize it was a car and not a real choc. bar. Love that your are trying to figure out the ripstick. Kids do make it seem so easy!

DKAZ said...

Don't they have a pinterest category for lazy Scout Mom's?
And, as for your struggle...you need to channel your inner dancer and of course pray about it.

cold cocoa said...

you're making me really unexcited for scouts.
If it makes you feel any better (and it should, since I am very coordinated/athletic) I can't get on Anika's ripstick either without her holding me. I think it's easier for shorter legs? I would love to see you try though.

Sher said...

Ah, Jake has a ripstick and so far he doesn't really get it. I can't go more than a foot without endangering my life, and Connor thinks the wheels turn too easily because he could, of course, do it otherwise. Kayli says she knows how, and she was trying to give Jake tips, so if the tips work I'll send her over:)

Sher said...

Oh, and that car is really cool. I didn't clue in that it wasn't a candy bar until I read the comments. Oops.

stephanie said...

what in the H is a ripstick?

The car is super cool and makes me hungry for chocolate

LC said...

Forget the ripstick, we're going paddle boarding right!?

I wanted to be a scout so bad as a kid but I've long since outgrown that desire.

Cool derby car and talk about family support!

Michelle said...

Cool derby car. Way to stuff the ballot box.
That is your struggle?! You need to confess a little more if you are trying to get on my good side.

Diana said...

I don't even know what a ripstick is. But since we're sharing confessions, I can't skip rocks.

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