Saturday, May 30, 2009

Winning Isn't Everything

Are you competitive?

I am but I also am not. I don't expect to win at games and competitions so when I do I am happy. When I don't, I'm not surprised. But I always try my hardest.

My husband though pretty much wins every game he plays. He is a great strategist and tactician, and he's just brilliantly smart. It makes a good combination for solving problems, advancing a cause, etc in any game. And we've had lots of talks about how I think he needs to let our kids win sometimes. At first he told me "no way!" half jokingly (I've always known he would do this when push came to shove though) but this week he shared an article with me and I thought I'd share it here. I thought it was a pretty good view point on winning some and losing some and the lessons we struggle to teach our children as we navigate this crazy world.

Has the Time Come for Me to Beat My Kids?

You know the cute thing now though? When he and the boys are playing a game on the Xbox and Joby doesn't win a mission, Brandon will look over at him and say "It's ok you didn't win Daddy. Let's try again."

I love that Brandon would rather just spend time with his Daddy instead of playing just to win. I love that.


Kekibird June 1, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

Oh that is too cute! It's such a great sign when out of their mouths comes something that you hope you are instilling in them. (instead of in my case, out of my son's mouth comes words like "fart")