It wasn't pretty.
I never knew there were so many awesome chess players in the city of Chicago. While Dan's team came in a commendable 5th place, it was a far cry from their sweeping victories only the weekend before.
But if you remember, I love opportunities for my kids to experience disappointment and heartache. It's good for them. Builds character. Teaches them to work harder and try again. It's all the cliches put together that I love which help prepare children for a tough world ahead.
You do know that I'd send them to military school if my husband would let me, right?
Regardless, I got this great shot of two of our little Bobby Fischers before the wave of disappointment hit and the fellas were still willing to crack a smile:
|Daniel and Blake|
So great job, my favorite future band campers, and better luck next year!