Sunday, April 5, 2009

This is So Much More My Speed

I spent yesterday in a new way for me. It is a way that I could get used to. Why? Because it is quiet.

Of all the things that having kids entails one of the hardest for me to deal with is the constant noise. And my kids don't whisper. They are usually yelling at each other at the top of their voices. So to be in a school gym full of kids and have it so silent was pure bliss.

Plus I got a lot of knitting done.

I am pretty proud of Christopher. Neither his dad or I play chess, but last fall he taught himself to play with a computer program. He enjoys it so much that a few weeks ago he started playing in a chess club that meets every Sunday at the university. I rather enjoy those afternoons also.

He even entered into a tournament yesterday where the winners in each grade class would be the provincial representatives at the national finals. With his limited experience he was playing against some kids who were very good. He held his own, though, and more importantly he really enjoyed himself.

The tournament organizers were very pleased that they had more girls entered this year than any other year. Somehow I don't think that Katie will ever be one of them, though. She thought it was called chest and the person the won was the one who had the most men left on the field at the end of the game. It is just so not her type of thing.


grannynanny said...

Please tel Christopher that Auntie Terry is very very proud of him. I hope he will teach me to play chess.
What a very cool kid!

knitwych said...

Good for Christopher! This is definitely a win-win -- he gets to play and you get to knit in peace & quiet!

Aunt Kathy said...

Chess tournaments, I used to watch those when I was in school, never entered one though