March 11, 2006 - Saturday
The boys found this old checkerboard recently and have been learning to play. Actually, Harry found it and I taught him the rules and played with him a few times, then he taught Jeremy the rules and now the two of them play. The trouble is that Jeremy either does not completely grasp the rules or disregards them at his discretion and that gets Harry all bent out of shape. Frankly, I suspect it's probably a little of both because Jeremy is often needling Harry in some way or another just to get a rise out of him. Most of the time with other stuff I just try to tell Harry to ingore it, but it's a little different with a game and someone not playing by the rules. Poor Harry.