Leave it to me to turn a beautiful gaming moment into a teachable moment.
As parents it tends to be our jobs to empower our kids to make good decisions. If these decisions intersect with legitimate interests, then there is a powerful opportunity to create a life-lesson synergy that could lead to enhanced productivity and opportunities for personal development… or I just ruined YouTube for her, one of the two.
Of course, if you’ve ever played a game that provides each player with a little pile of bits — meeples, houses, roads, trains, chips, cubes, whatever — and you HAVEN’T made a geometric pile in front of you on the table while you were waiting for your next turn… well, I don’t believe you.
And while I say “sadly” it might just be my age showing, and perhaps she was actually onto something. After all, it could be that someone out there might actually get some joy out of watching me lose at Settlers of Catan or Carcassonne.