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Proud Of My Niece

Discussion in 'Friends, Family & Social Skills' started by Riley, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Riley

    Riley Well-Known Member

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    I am truly proud of my eight-year old niece. She managed to beat me at a video game three times! I've been trying to encourage her to be a little more competitive. Mainly because I desire a good challenge when I play with others.
     
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    My nephew has the opposite problem. He is too competitive and also a horrendous winner. He was playing Mario Kart at ours with his step sister (who had never played it before) and he beat her every race...and then really rubbed it in her face (he's 8, she's 7).

    So, I said if he thought he was so good then he should play me (he doesn't think girls are good at games, because his half sister doesn't play video games and he doesn't know any other females who do.) I wiped the floor with him, and while he sat there shell shocked, I was as bad a winner as he was. He suddenly realised how he must have made his step sister feel.
     
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  3. Riley

    Riley Well-Known Member

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    My niece HATES it when I brag. Which, knowing me, isn't my worst quality. She's a complex little critter.
     
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    Bragging isn't the worst thing in the world that someone can do, but my nephew was just really taking it too far. He did not enjoy a dose of his own medicine.
     
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    Riley Well-Known Member

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    I kind of agree; I believe anyone with too-big-an-ego deserves to be knocked down a peg. Or hit by a bus. Depends on how I feel about them, really.
     
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    I always win at board games but I never mentioned it when I do, just, "okay the games over" because I'm always hoping people will want to play again. I hate it when occasionally someone else does win and has to make a big deal of it. 'Um you know you didn't actually win anything, right?' And that whole, loser cleans up! "Um no everybody cleans up..."

    Isn't that what they call sportsminship?
     
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    ZebraAspie Well-Known Member

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    Good for her and good on you for boosting Her confidence.
     
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