Mr. Daniel, our current volunteer, has been here for about two weeks. He is a fantastic addition to our farm. He lives in the apartment above our garage and joins our family for meals.
He's a Chess teacher.
When he first arrived, I could handily beat both my boys in Chess. I'm not a good Chess player in any sense of the word. But they are seven. So I could beat them. Playing Chess when you win is no big deal. Games take just a few minutes. Not too painful.
Enter Mr. Daniel the Chess player. Chess teacher. Informal lessons begin.
Today I played Isaac two times. He beat me twice.
Then I played Sidge one time. He beat me.
As they are playing they are asking me why I did a certain move. They are telling me that opening that way is not a good idea. They are calling out names of moves. They are advising me not to bring my queen out that early.
Sidge wanted to play me again. I told him no. He asked again. I told him I just couldn't. I just couldn't play one more game.
"It's because we crushed you, isn't it?" He asked.