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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

the cub scout regatta

Last night, Stewart competed in the Raingutter Regatta for his Cub Scout Pack. It was an exciting night. All the boys did so well. You could just feel their budding manhood in every puff of air they blew on the sails of their handbuilt boats. There were fathers standing around, giving advice, watching with pride, agonizing over tipsy sails and slow starts. I wasn't sure how Stewart would do, and I know that sometimes you learn more from losing than winning. What weird emotions motherhood creates in you -- you want them to succeed, but fear they'll not really understand life if they do!

But, whether he happened to get a good position or whatever, he puffed his way to 1st place. I was very proud of him. He competes Saturday in the regional race. He'll need a lot of wind in his sails for that one.
Practice puffing
(no hands allowed in the race)
Getting his trophy

the winner and his stuff

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

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