Saturday, May 29, 2010


Playing chess is part of their everyday activities.  Not that they choose to do it but because Tim and I are mean parents. :)  We require them to play a game of chess first before they can play computer/PS3 games or browse the internet other than for homework purposes.   Now that they are out of school, they can afford to devote more time to electronic games on a regular basis.

Before they would just play as fast as they can possibly manage - five moves and someone is already checkmated.  That was not a good sign.  So Tim and I being the mean parents that we are devised another solution to have them use their brains a little more.  We offered to give extra five minutes to the winner.  That made the games go a lot longer.  They all want the extra time that now they have to work hard to win.  There is a new PS3 game in the Lewis library this week - 'Modnation'.  I expect that there will be a lot of chess playing as they try gain time to learn it. 

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