After bricks Amber made a great supper, then we settled in for a game of Ticket to Ride - Europe. Last Sunday when the boys were at our house we had played a couple games of Blockus. Since Ben, Brilliant and DJ are all novices, whereas I own these games so have played them many times, I have a distinct advantage. This very same advantage allowed me to win both games of Blockus, as well as our game of Ticket to Ride. DJ came in 2nd all three times, and then Ben and Bridge took turns coming in last.
Since Bridge came in 3rd last night, he felt he was making some progress. In fact, so much progress that he declared very strongly "Next time, I'm going to come in 2nd". Which was quite funny considering that normally when someone uses that tone of voice it's to proclaim their intention to win.
...ok, maybe this is one of those "you had to be there" stories. Just indulge me this one time.