We do chess on Tuesday morning. We get to school at 7.30, Nathan goes off with the big kids and I sit with Micah and Joel and help them play.
Today we were playing a training game called 'must take' where the aim is to lose all your pieces first. If you say 'must take' your opponent must take your piece. Joel was brutal to his poor little brother and Micah was upset when he lost. Oh well, that happens. After Joel had gloated just a bit too much, I offered to take him on. He was keen. Perhaps I was a little too aggressive, but the morning finished with Joel storming off crying saying that I didn't play fair. Things didn't improve when his worst enemy asked him why he was crying.
Oops. What a way to start the school day.