F got a laptop for Christmas from Santa. From his Grandma and Grandpa Bob he got a chess set they bought in Poland. One of the many reasons we love F so much is illustrated in a conversation we overheard Christmas afternoon. When his Grandpa saw him playing with his laptop, he lead, "I bet I know which present was your favorite...." F said, "I bet you don't." Bob said, "It's not the laptop?"
"Nope," said F, "it's the chess set!"
Indeed, everyday since we have been back F and Jack have played a game of chess, with a 50/50 split on wins. Tonight, Jack and I were planning to have "date night" after the little boys went to bed and we kicked F upstairs. Get take out and watch a movie--ooohhhh.... F just asked, "So can dad and I play chess or is that going to ruin your date night?" How can you deny a boy and his chess? Guess I will pick up the food while they play a "quick" round!
Photographers note: If you haven't seen my house, please disregard the framed painting from Paris propped sideways against the wall...I swear that is not how we display art here in "the country!"