The boys have been most enthusiastic about learning to play chess. They could, however, stand to have a better attitude about losing.
One game was so bad that Mr. French suggested they “draw”. “That way, no one wins and no one loses. It’s just over. Alright?” They agreed.
Their skills have greatly improved over the weeks and months they’ve been practicing and they’ve even stopped crying when their pieces are captured. (Which was every time someone made a move. Not that I noticed.) Yesterday, however, S was not in a good mood, which may or may not have been because he was losing. I was trying to hurry them up for dinner, so C decided to be nice and suggested that they color.
S agreed. “Daddy, we decided to color.”
“Huh? What does that mean?” he asked. “I don’t understand.”
“You know. Nobody wins and nobody loses. We color.”