One of my grandsons, Lennox, is undefeated. Told me so. He is five and lives in Boulder and we Zoom frequently. We were talking earlier this week and I remembered to ask him if he had received the letter I had recently mailed him.
He looked quizzically at his Dad who said it had not arrived. Lennox, wide eyed and excited, said he was going to the mailbox. Dad said he had already got the mail and the letter wasn’t there. Quiet followed.
Lennox then asked me, “… did you get my letter to you?” I told him I had not.
His Dad then asked Lennox when he had mailed me a letter?
Slyly Lennox revealed “… I really haven’t written it yet.”
One- ups- man-ship is a thing of beauty.
TO BE FAIR—-
Grandson James , also 5 years old, is close by. He is among those whose first year of school is “virtual”. We noticed a school checklist on his wall. All columns had about the same number of multiple checks on the chart of performances. Except one. VEGETABLES.
Commenting on the columns, at this stop James summed up “…Don’t do too well on “veggies”.