“story” of my life:

Place: Family Room
Time and Day: Sunday morning 10 am

I am feverishly searching the net for the perfect recipe to try out the slow-cooker I bought a week ago. I’d stumbled upon this humorous, engaging thread on some hub on slow-cooking experiments gone bad, and was oblivious to the daughter and munchkin’s conversation behind me while they work at the Wii. Until

Daughter: Mom. Mom. MOM!

Me: eh, yea, what?

Daughter: Munchkin wants to play tennis with someone.

Me: Ok, play.

Daughter: Yeah, but she wants to win.

Me: o, that’s nice..[still paying minimal attention]

Daughter: So can you play then?


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  1. says: BPSK

    Hard to figure out what is worse, right? The fact that you can’t beat a 3-year old or the utter lack of malice in her statement? Your utter ineptness or the fact that the whole world knows about it. 🙂


  2. says: rads

    KC: 🙂

    BPSK: I could say more, but I am gonna stop with “I am gonna let this one go” 🙂

    Cyd: Yes, acquired it kinda late acc to the tweens at least.

    SK: 🙂

    Pilgrim: Ah well 🙂

    All: None of you are parents right? Coz for a mom/dad to “lose” to their child is a mark of achievement. It’s a medal I’d wear proud. Isn’t that the whole point of progress we’d see in future generations anyway?

  3. says: metlin

    Growing up, Dad and I used to play chess very regularly (i.e. almost on a daily basis) until about high school.

    I still remember the first time I beat my Dad at chess. It was a wow moment for both of us! 🙂

  4. says: some body


    sign me up, not for tennis but for chess (and the result is for me, not your munchkin). but yes, i want to play munchkin.

    from my online results (after midnight) last night, i think that the only way i can garner a win is by playing someone who was born yesterday (or as close to it as possible)! 😉

    – s.b.

  5. says: Ok

    Hmmm…(scratching, this time existing, beard) do you want to do Real analysis with me. I could use some ‘losers’ to boost up my grade. You can bring K3 to. Dont get K1, K2, or hubby. They might whoop me.

  6. says: BPSK

    Rads, lol, believe don’t believe, but that was actually me trying to commiserate. That’s the story of *my* life. 🙂

    Re. metlin’s comment, I remember one particular cricket game in the back yard with Dad. We played with cork balls. Shaking his head at the fast ball I had just bowled, he said ‘you must be the fastest bowler in your class!’ And here I was, who had just missed the cut to the second-string school team…

    I stuck to bowling spin to him from that time on.


  7. says: rads

    BPSK – argh!

    OK: Anything to cheer you up! In return play chess/scrabble with me? 😈

    sb: Sure thing. Munchkin is just amazing with her eye-hand coordination. She completely bowls us over. Exceptionally proud I am.
    Sure, chess, anytime 🙂

    Leo: ’nuff already 😛 Tell us how “good” you are!

    metlin: I know the feeling, the son beat me a year ago in chess, and boy, we just sat and stared at the board for a few minutes before he started a whole dance around the table. Nice 🙂
    Good stuff!

    Madhu: hehe, yes 🙂

  8. says: leoNYdas

    ohh rads. I am quite good at tennis on wii. We have these wii days in office sometimes and I kick a**. But with kids its a diff case, I don’t mind losing to them or rather letting them win. 😉

  9. says: Charl

    My! Kids these days, ya know::giggle::

    No, but seriously, you'd feel loads better to know that I? am the kind who runs for cover when a ball is thrown at me. Which makes you quite the champ. Have hope.

  10. says: Charl

    My! Kids these days, ya know::giggle::

    No, but seriously, you’d feel loads better to know that I? am the kind who runs for cover when a ball is thrown at me. Which makes you quite the champ. Have hope.

  11. says: rads

    Giri: What? Super? Same story? 🙂

    Charl: Looks like it 🙂

    Cyd: Your modesty is endearing. We oughta play one day. Scrabble.

    Dushti: hehe, am sure you’re good at something 😉

    Prestid: Fine motor skills get clunky with age.

    leo: hehe, yea, just don’t tell them that! 🙂

  12. says: metlin

    @Cydonian – I can totally believe that. So, do you play scrabble in English like the rest of us mortals or do you play it in just about any language that you fancy? 🙂

  13. says: rads

    Metlin: The last time I saw the words he collects, there aren’t that many letters on the board. Safe to say he has to play like us mortals 😉

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