Tonight was Raingutter Regatta. Vince needed to put together a little balsa wood boat from a kit. The kids then power the boats via lung power. We made two critical mistakes. 1. We used washable paint. Which did wash off somewhat in the water. 2. We glued some critical pieces (like the rudder) on at the last minute and they did not stick on very well.
Vince did not win. He didn’t even beat another boat. He was sad and sulked. He learned about losing.
The peanut gallery has come back. My dad immediately went to work thinking about how to build a better boat.