One of our friends got Cody and Carter the board game Catan Junior for Christmas. After we navigated through all the instructions and rules (and figured out that the boats belong on the dotted lines and not where you build lairs) it quickly became one of our favorite games. The boys love it and are quite good at it. It takes some level of skill but having luck does not hurt either.
After playing a few rounds, we set it aside and tried out a new card game we got for Christmas too. Now anyone who knows me, knows that I am rather lucky at cards. At any game really. (Back it the day when I used to hang out in dive bars , I considered myself a bit of a pool shark. Ahhh, good times…)
Anyway, Cody did not inherit my luck (although it appears as though Carter has). Cody kept loosing and was starting to get grumpy about it, even tearing up with frustration. I told him about my luck and that it seems that some people have it and some don’t but that the real point of playing games is to have fun and spend time with friends and family. During this explanation, I must have dropped the expression that I am a card shark.
Cody thought about it for a minute or two and then calmly stated that he was not a card shark – he was a card dolphin.
I rather love this expression and I think it fits him perfectly.