Dave had practice during/after dinner tonight, so Moses, Fabi and I decided we were going to play a game before bed. I was trying to think of a game that we could play and actually include Fabi. Most of the ones I thought of were over her head or not here. So...I was like, "I know! Let's play WAR!" I doubted she could keep up but hey, she can flip cards right? Um, yeah. She was so eager to flip cards!! Note to self - when playing w/a toddler who doesn't even understand the game, be sure she doesn't have all 4 Aces!! Every time we flipped our cards, I asked Mo who was the winner. Every time Fabi's hand went up. She didn't shout or yell, she didn't make a big fuss, just smiled and raised her hand! A perfect picture of confidence =) Mo and I were having a hard time winning and there were even times that I was down to ONE CARD. Finally I called the game and we compared stacks to see who was the winner. Yep, Fabi. No contest. I started thinking about all the times in life where I hear that voice asking, "Who's the winner?" and I don't raise my hand. I'm not sure I have the confidence that my 3yo does!! But there are a lot of things in life that I really am good at. (Grammar is not always one of them - ending a sentence w/a preposition is just wrong!) I think I am good at spelling, writing, talking (or at least my family thinks so!), coming up w/ideas or solutions, hanging wash, speed-reading, and cultivating tulips. How many other things am I good at that don't even come to mind? I am not asking to garner an answer - that was a rhetorical question. But there's probably a bunch of things I do WELL that I don't even have the confidence to notice.
Who's the winner?
*silently raising my own hand*