Derby day at Home Depot


Even though Bearhug is not attending Cub Scouts with Cuddlebug on a regular basis, he is working on his scout requirements at home and has decided that he wants to participate in the upcoming Pinewood Derby race.

So both Cuddlebug and Bearhug asked me to take them to the “Derby Day at the Depot” where they do a little tutorial at Home Depot on how to make the cars, and they also have sample design patterns and help the kids cut out the basic shape of their cars once they pick a design.

We went to Home Depot. We are totally new to this, although dh was a Cubmaster several years ago and we’ve been to the Pinewood Derby before, it’s been a while and we’ve never actually made the cars before.

Note to self: next time, bring paper and pen to take notes!

After the tutorial, the boys picked out the designs they wanted for their cars. I had to dissuade them from choosing one of the “advanced designs.” Let’s stick with the basics for now and we can get fancy with it next year!

Cuddlebug chose a sleek-looking race car and Bearhug chose a pickup truck (that’s the Texan in him, lol). They traced their designs onto the blocks of wood from their pinewood derby kits and then the guys at Home Depot were set up with tools to cut out the cars.

We decided we’d better do one for Bitty too, because I knew he would not be happy if we came home with two soon-to-be race cars instead of three. So I asked Cuddlebug and Bearhug to pick out a design for him and trace it so we could have that one cut out too. By then, there was more of a crowd so we had to wait in line.

After that, we picked up a few supplies (like lots of sandpaper!) for their cars and headed across the street to the hobby store to pick out paint colors. We couldn’t find any ready-made Pokemon decals so we’re going to try to make our own. Wish us luck!

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I’m a mom of three boys on the autism spectrum — 11-yr-old id twins and their 7-yr-old little brother — and wife to my dh of 19 yrs who is a SAHD. My blog is where I share our story, as well as topics relating to autism awareness & acceptance, twins, the silliness three little boys can get into, and whatever else is on my mind. Hopefully some of what we’ve learned over the years is helpful to others (or at least entertaining).
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3runningcircles

I’m a mom of three boys on the autism spectrum — 11-yr-old id twins and their 7-yr-old little brother — and wife to my dh of 19 yrs who is a SAHD. My blog is where I share our story, as well as topics relating to autism awareness & acceptance, twins, the silliness three little boys can get into, and whatever else is on my mind. Hopefully some of what we’ve learned over the years is helpful to others (or at least entertaining).

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