apexPosted: November 3, 2012
My youngest, then a lovely eighteen years old says “Let’s play Scrabble”.
“Want to keep score?”
“No, well, alright” she replies a bit reluctantly.
I am confident, never having lost so I start out easy trying to keep things close. We play a few words and it’s close, twenty five to twenty-two. She takes out four tiles and pops APEX over a triple word score, thirty six points. She smiles over at me, raising one eyebrow ever so slightly, shouting without a single syllable “Take that!”
Do or die now, I scour my seven tiles, searching for points. Each play I make she counters brilliantly. I run endless permutations in my head but to no avail. She crushes me.
Secretly proud, but publicly aghast I offer “Play it back? One more?”
She laughs, “I think I will savor this for a bit” and skips daintily out of the room.
I’m still waiting.
Moral: It’s a good thing when our children can exceed us, ( but it still smarts a little )