She asked to play Uno, but I couldn’t find the cars so I suggested checkers. She called the pieces kings and queens for a while, “No that’s chess,” I reminded her. “It’s not chest! We’re playing checkers!” Clearly we haven’t played games around here in a while.
I helped her with moves at first, but she caught on quickly. Then she beat me. Then she danced around the house and talked about it for a long time. She even made up a song and sang it to me. It was all about how I lost.
I’d say we should play more so she can learn how to lose, but she’ll probably always win. So we’ll just keep playing so I can hear the different variations of the You Lost, Mommy song when it’s all over.