My oldest turned 8 a few weeks ago. It was such a big deal for me. First of all, I am NOT old enough to have an 8 year old!!! This has been the cause of several allergy attacks where my eyes just SUDDENLY fill with tears. Darn those allergies. Sigh. ANYWAY... Red has now officially joined the Cub Scouts. At first, I was quite excited. What a fun way for him to spend an evening once a week. Then we had to get him his uniform. AACK!! $50 later Red is now the proud owner of a shirt a hat and a belt. That's it. Do you KNOW how many shirts I could have bought that kid for $50?!? And the worst part is... he will probably outgrow it before he leaves the Cub Scouts. I'm trying to remain calm about the whole thing, but it was a little frustrating. One fun thing that is coming up is the Pine Wood Derby. Red and DH have started working on the car and I think they are having fun together. Red's hands got tired pretty quick using that little jig saw, but it's all we have. I think they make a pretty good team. When Red gets home from school today, I'm going to help him with the sanding and possibly painting. DH is going to help get the wheels on and get it the right weight. Should be fun! I'll take pics of the Derby on Friday... hopefully we will have big smiles and those darn allergies won't act up!