Winning is a Gift

Monday, June 11, 2012

GameCabinetMy kids love to play games. My kids hate losing. Their attitudes make me not want to let them play board games together. We have our moments when we all sit down and have a BLAST with a board game. I treasure those moments. And then there are nights where the one losing ruins the game for everyone else.

So what do you do in moments like that? Well, I convinced this kiddo to quit the game. That wasn’t their top option, but I was at a loss for what else to do at the moment. I was tired. I did not feel like reaching a teaching moment. I feel bad that I didn’t right there though because I wonder if it would have turned out differently?

Even still I did get a moment later with this child. They were still mad about the game. This anger seeped over into everything else not going their way during bed time. I’m pretty sure these moments are from God and not from me. I talked with this child about how winning is a gift. Earlier that afternoon this specific child had hurried a gift together to give to someone. They were so happy to give that gift! I reminded them of that moment. Winning is the same way. Sometimes we all have to lose a game and give the gift of winning to someone else.


darlin said...

Smart thinking!

Anonymous said...

I love this concept. I can't wait to use this with my kiddos.

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