Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CHESS!

I have never been any good at chess.

That is assuming I ever play the game.

Which I am horrendously intimidated by.

When I see someone playing chess,whatever age they are, I'm like, "WOAH, KOWTOW TO THE MENSA MASTERS" or something.

THIS is me, 5 minutes into a chess game.


YOU, on the other hand, with your mind like the ultimate sponge, are loving it.  Honest to goodness.

Knowing how it is a handicap or mental block of mine that I cannot possibly get past at this point, I knew I had to get you off to a good start on learning chess.  I am not really the Tiger Mom type, but I would really love for your horizons to keep broadening as much as they possibly can.

SO, a few days ago, I signed you up an account on ChessKid.com, which is apparently the kiddy arm of Chess.com.  Their content is pretty much freemium, and that works for my budget.

So, instead of like me throwing in the towel in the gif above, you are like,

DISCO!!!


G3 W37 ( Way back in late April, hoy )

Read Read Read...... I try to read with you most of the time, but it seems like you are reading on your own more and more nowadays.
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Especially the chapter books. You devour those.
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This one, it's a mystery to me. I have no idea. By the time I realised this, I didn't have the records in the library account anymore. Nyeh.
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We are still forging ahead with learning, and you still try to alleviate the monotony by amusing yourself with what you have on hand.
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And speaking of Silky, this is what he does when he is not allowed into your room, when he is being extraordinarily destructive with window blinds and whatnot.
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We did a pretty interesting experiment for Science when we were learning about fossils and the like.
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The results were pretty good, 
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and of course, it is a chance for you to get your creative juices a-flowing.
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Oh, and guess who bears a resemblance to a paper towel model? LOL!
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A day when you were feeling poorly.
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Only to spring back and back to your usual shenanigans at the library. 
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Food Breakthrough?

1. You have never been a fan of tomatoes, and have always picked them out of whatever food they happened to be in.  However, this week, when we had salad with sliced cherry tomatoes, you quietly ate up all the tomato pieces!

2. At HEB, when they were handing out Shrimp Sandwich samples, you ate it all up even though there were raw onions and cut up tomato bits in there.

Later, you came to me and asked if I had noticed 1. and 2. above.  You said you were going to try new foods from now on, and expand your palate.