So the Boy Scouts had a cake contest. The theme was 'super heroes.' Since I told Dante that Star Wars characters were not technically super heroes, he decided to make up his own....Lava Man and his arch nemesis, Poison Krys. (because he throws poisoned crystals...) I made him write out who the characters were, what they did and how they got their powers. I was suprised at how many of the boys at the pack meeting actually took the time to READ his 'report' and thought it was very cool. He is currently a well respected 'little kid,' and a hero in his own den. Yay Dante!
Note Lava Man victorious on top of the volcano and Poison Krys defeated in the middle left of the picture. Note ,too, the desecrated cars-pummelled by the explosion and covered in ash (cocoa powder...)
The crowning moments! Dry Ice is so very impressive!
Dante winning first prize! ! The boys each voted on a private ballot for their favorite- He won by a landslide. Get it?! Landslide?! Hahaha....
The proud and victorious Dante. A few moments later he was in tears-he didn't know they were going to auction off his cake and also didn't know we didn't have enough money to bid as high as the cake went for. We had 16 bucks-and his cake went for 23 to a third grader. (not bad since they all start out at a fifty cent initial bid. Not so hot considering how much I spent for us to make it!) After he realized that it was the most expensive cake going AND that an older kid liked it enough to buy it, he was happier and not so upset that he got 'stuck' with an Incredible Hulk cake, instead. Ah. The hard earned lessons of childhood....
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