I'm glad I snapped this picture before the races commenced. His third place finish in each of the heats his car was in did not put a smile on his eight year old little face. What made it worse I think, was that Gabe was expecting big things, since the only other derby he was in he won first place. Regardless of the outcome, I am glad we went. It wouldn't be real life if we won at everything we entered or performed fabulously every time we tried. I'm still proud of him for trying.
(I could have done without the hour and forty-five minute check in time though since it was just me and the 5 kidos. I made sure to voice this opinion at the next cub scout meeting I attended.)