Last Saturday was our church’s AWANA Grand Prix (similar to the Boy Scouts’ Pinewood Derby). Jeremy and the kids work on their cars for months – it’s a highly anticipated event around here!
We had two cars designed like strollers for the 5yo and 4yo, and then Jeremy and the 7yo both built cars primarily for speed (though they looked pretty sweet, too!). They were definitely speedy – the 7yo’s car’s four races were the four fastest times all day! He was pretty thrilled and has decided that he wants a car exactly like that again next year. They keep trying to get me to do one for the adult division (Jeremy always does one himself), but I have about zero desire to right now. I have the feeling they’ll convince me to someday, though.
You know these safety belts in the child seat on shopping carts – the kind that have the little button that you have to push to release it? I assume it’s supposed to be safer, but after I tried and tried and tried to get the baby out of one at Sprouts on Saturday, I’ve decided that I’m not sure that the danger of my child possibly unlocking the “regular” belts is any more dangerous than the weird contortions I had to perform on the baby to get her out of the “safer” belt when I couldn’t get it unlatched. Surely they can come up with a better design!
The 4yo had us laughing at the dinner table yesterday: “I made up a song where you bang your plate around and break it on the table. But I decided not to sing it.” Well, thank you, my dear!