Saturday, May 08, 2010

Must. Beat. The. Boy.

Now I've been playing video games since the early 80s, and I think I'm pretty good at them.

It was galling then, when Hugo casually challenged me to a game of Super Mariokart on the Wii, and proceeded to kick my arse for the next hour.

My natural response to sustained defeat is to descend into a tantrum of shouting and swearing, but apparently this is 'not acceptable behaviour' when playing a seven year old.

So I bit my lip, kept a cool head and practised for the rest of the day. I'm pleased to say that by bedtime I had reduced the boy to tears as I danced around the room in a victory celebration.

Unfortunately we haven't played since...

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