Friday, March 27, 2009

And the winner is....

Not Spencer. Though he did take 3rd place in his division. Trent informed me that in some of the races he even raced the car backwards - Ricky Bobby style - and still placed. I think my jaw dropped to the floor when he walked in hoisting his trophy in the air. Let's be honest here - they didn't spend much time working on the car. Time has been a real issue around here lately. I am not sure why. I guess it is fallout from the play and everything that had to take a back burner because of it. Spare minutes seem very few and far between. "Flame Thrower" was sort of slapped together in whatever time could be spared here and there. I wasn't sure if it would make it down the track in one piece - let alone place. I guess I should have had more faith in the woodworking techniques of my husband. It didn't hurt that Spencer also tends to be a kid enshrouded in luck.
He seems to win stuff all the time. A couple of years ago while at his school carnival he entered the cake walk. He won a cake and the luck has followed him ever since. This year at the same carnival he entered the cake walk again - sure that he would win. We told him that it was all up to chance. A friend of the family had walked that circle fifteen times attempting to bring home a delicious confection - to no avail. Spence won on his first try. A couple of weeks ago I asked him if there was anything special for his lunches that he would like me to buy at the store. He told me he wanted Fruit Gushers. I bought them and as soon as he got home from school he asked if he could have one. I went to get the box from my goody stash and he immediately wanted to look in the box for the "card" to see how much he won. I didn't know what he was talking about and he told me that on a commercial he saw that in special marked boxes of these "fruits" you could win a credit card that had some amount of money on it. I told him that it was just a gimmick to get people to buy the Gushers and people very rarely won and he surely wouldn't and was a little annoyed that the only reason he wanted these treats was for the chance to win a prize. He reached into the box and pulled out a card - a credit card loaded with five dollars on it. I thought that there must be some sort of mistake and opened the other boxes of Fruit Roll-ups and Fruit by the Foot that had the same offer. No card. Empty. I couldn't believe that after explaining how companies try to "get you" to him, he actually won.
Stuff like that happens to him all the time. Maybe I should have him pick some numbers for a lottery ticket?


jensenbo said...

3rd place is a winner!! Good job, you lucky, Spence!!

dr said...

Congrats, Spence. Good work! Now both boys have a trophy, right?