Last Sunday Naddu went to Cousin R’s first birthday and with H nani as his moving partner, won his first ever round of musical chairs. He laughed and giggled through the whole game, as H nani sportly played the rounds with all sorts of competitors, ones that could walk on their own as well ones with their own rides. But as soon as the the last chords of music abruptly died and he claimed the remaining chair and was unceremoniously plonked in it, he let out an unhappy wail- presumbaly at the music and the general hubbub ending. Everyone clapped and Naddu got a gift but he remained resolutely unhappy at the music ending and the fun finishing.
Could it be that he already understands that it’s not about winning or losing- it’s about having fun playing the game itself? 🙂