April 20, 2016 by Preeks
Me: Did you have fun?
She: Yeaaah! I had so much fun.
Me: But I had more fun than you.
She: No, I had the mostest fun.
Me: No way. I had the most fun.
She: I had 60 Million 20 80 90 million fun. I win.
How can anyone argue with that? I gave in.
But I normally don’t. And that’s the reason for today’s post. This nagging belief in the head that everything is a competition.
You know how parents make 2 to 6 year olds eat? “Let’s see who will eat first!”
I have sincerely started believing that I never outgrew that phase. I still think I am competing with someone for everything. What else would explain this behaviour of mine:
I gave more gifts. I win.
I love you more. I win.
I sent you more messages today. I win.
(“But I called.” “This is not a race. You called because I am your wife.”)
I made such a nice dinner today. I win.
I guess, sometimes, it is important to be competitive. But when your head starts running only in that direction (And running the fastest at that. I win), it is time to slow down.