Just recently Emma has learned how to play checkers. She's only played a handful of times, but already enjoys it and understands the basics. She's even starting to think ahead a move or two, and understanding repercussions of potential moves.
Tonight Emma and I sat down for a friendly match.
Now when I play against Biniam, I pull out all my stops and play my best. And occasionally I win. It's a little different with Emma. I don't exactly set out to squash her, but I also don't help her with any decisions. She is learning so fast!
Lookin' a little bored here.
There. Now she's getting back into the game.
Never mind. She's into the movie behind me.
Back to the board.
Uh-oh, the red chips are looking a little sparse.
The look of defeat.
Shaking hands like a gracious loser. She got over it quickly.