Friday, June 22, 2007

I'm a champion

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.


  1. That made laugh out loud.

    Miss Pink is a scream.

  2. Also, how do you like the Ferris novel? I keep looking at it, but I can't decide if I want to read it or not.

  3. that's awesome! maybe you can take here to vegas in a few years and she can blow on the dice for you and whatnot! ha ha