My oldest son had a hard lesson this weekend about not being the best at everything. He’s at an age where each time he comes up short, it feels like the first time it’s ever happened. At his cub scout pack’s Pinewood Derby on Saturday, he learned that when it comes to speed and fast cars- his mom’s a lawyer.
When the car was still loved.
But I had a good time making the car! Son One sanded the car, then drew the designs in pencil. He first intended to make a Super Mario car to fit in with the pack’s “Night at the Movies” theme. However, as he painted and the colors went wild, it became Splatoon 2, and I kind of admired his laid-back attitude.
That attitude evaporated as soon as his car hit the track. Although he had painted over this message to “Race for a Win,” he was still hopeful.
But he enjoyed seeing everyone else’s cars speed down the slope, and with a game of tag and some cupcakes, I think he came out a winner overall. I guess it is hard to remember the gains when the losses hurt so keenly.
I also got the chance to start a new embroidery piece. I pulled a scrap from SmArt out of my drawer, and I tried to stamp some bugs on it despite the heavy decoration. The ink was light until I brushed it with black glitter fabric paint, which unexpectedly brought out the designs.
I’m thinking of a swampy theme for this next embroidery. It will take me a minute to get to it, with the Mother’s Day projects I have coming up, but prepping now means I can jump right in when I get a chance.
Both boys were up for decorating the last of my egg gourds from Etsy's gourdlady48, especially Son Two, who gave his pieces large spots with all the colors at his disposal. I cannot wait to do this next year, and again the year after, and gather up a basket of sweet, nearly unbreakable Easter eggs made by the boys!
And I found a little time to work a wonderful new (to me) tangle that looks amazing on the gourds, Ixorus.