Sunday, February 15, 2009

stratego

jack is completely obsessed with playing games. all games, any games. he is constantly asking for someone to play with him and is eager to jump at the opportunity to ask all guests that come to our house. he still, however, has some issues with losing... but he tries...
when we were in california he became particularly obsessed with the game stratego and could not stop asking pete to play it with him. they played several games and after losing all of them, jack started harassing me to play with him instead. jack has always had this idea that i am stupid, or at least less good than him at everything (when he was two we were playing baseball and he told me, nevermind he would play with dad later because i was a "stinky" pitcher...). anyway, i also beat him and he very disappointedly blinked back tears. when we came back to california a few weeks later, he was back to it, wanting to play stratego as much as possible. the first game he played against me, he won and practically exploded through the ceiling. i have seriously never seen him so excited in my life. i am talking better than christmas morning. he immediately asked if he could call dad to tell him. christine couldn't stop laughing at how similar this was to pete when he was a kid. she started telling me about how obsessed pete was with games and how he would always beg her to play with him. she would often times get bored or distracted and not want to finish the game, which absolutely drove pete mad. he would insist that there had to be a winner. then we started laughing at how similar jack and lucy are to pete and christine. i think christine especially related to lucy after our 6 hour drive to california took a bit longer due to lucy's excessive bathroom breaks...

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