Cars and Buddies

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Sometimes the week isn’t just about swim class and cooking and trying to keep the house in order. This week we managed a weeknight where we actually let the boys pick an activity and go nuts with it. It helped that it was something I found amusing, but you can’t complain about a win-win.

I received a book for Father’s Day that includes a long list of activities the boys can try to goad me into for the rest of their lives. With Mentos and Diet Coke in our weekend past, I thumbed through the book to find something else to do. We settled on a demolition derby. First we found a couple of remote controlled cars. Then we headed into Max’s room to make some modifications.

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Max settled on a battering ram design. The fake head is to make it scarier.

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I helped Owen with a bit of an all-over shield job.


Destroy!

The inevitable carnage.


A little anticlimactic, sure, but the kids had fun. The rest of the week was pretty standard, since we had some plans for the weekend. A while back when we were visiting the annual gathering of food trucks, Max wandered into a stall for our local indoor go-kart track. They had a big wheel set up that you could spin to win fabulous prizes. Max, naturally, won the best possible prize: a year-long discount card to the go-kart track.

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So we invited some friends out to partake.

Owen, sadly, was a bit too short to go crashing speedy things into other speedy things, so he took a trip with the mommies to the nearby trampoline park.

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Probably for the best, they were pretty speedy.

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After a brief safety lecture, Max was ready to go.

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He was pretty cautious at first.

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Mikey too, and after the first race he wasn’t having any more of it.

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Max got back out there and poured on the speed…causing him to crash into this kid and spin him out.

He still says he wants to go back. I guess we’ll think about it, since we do get a discount all year…

If you want to check out the rest of the photos from the week, you can click here. Otherwise we’ll see you next time!

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