just ask michael.
when we were brand newly married, like two days back from our honeymoon, we thought it might be fun to play chess together. it was fun for about three turns. then i lost. and i lost again.
i'm not above using sneaky tactics to win. one afternoon, while michael was in class, i researched beginning chess strategies online and discovered a play i could use to beat him in two, count 'em, two moves. he came home and i
two moves later, i did the happy dance all around our comfy living room. the i promptly put the chess pieces away. they haven't made an appearance since.
is it wrong that i get the same sense of thrill from teasing lukie?
this evening i was feeding him a rather healthful dinner of yogurt, green beans and baby puffs. he's not quite sure yet that he likes yogurt, but he really digs green beans. so, we started with yogurt and he ate several bites before we tackled the beans. being sneaky, i tried switching back to the yogurt, but luke was on to me and wouldn't have any of it. . . as long as i held the bowl of yogurt. but, if i picked up the green beans and still fed him yogurt, he'd eat it. eagerly.
at least for a couple bites. finally, he got a really confused look on his face and said, nananananana, which translates, mommy! what are you doing to me?! then he promptly clamped his little mouth shut.
i almost fell out of my chair. it was so cute and hilarious and thrilling and heart-wrenching all at the same time.
maybe i have a child who loves to win as much as i do.