I just finished a one-hour trial of computer Scrabble (yeah, I know I'm a nerd. stop laughing) and Miss Pink was watching me play against the computer. While I was trying to think, she was being just a little too encouraging, like the world's youngest stage mom or the Greg Kinnear character in Little Miss Sunshine, with desperation gleaming in her eyes. "You can DO it! I KNOW you can!" she said over and over through her gritted teeth. When I took a while to think of a word, she'd exhort me, "Just TRY to win. Try really hard."
Um, thanks, because I was really trying to lose. (I won. Good to know I didn't let her down.)
It was sweet, really. But I'm glad it's over now. Makes me think about how I will encourage my kids during their sports and activities.