I Just Can’t Win

January 5th, 2012

Five to Fourteen.

Eight to Eleven.

Six to Thirteen.

These are scores, my friends.  Scores of a few recent, extremely competitive games of Disney Princess Memory (you know, where you have the pairs of cards face down and you try to find the matches by flipping them over two at a time).

The little number always belongs to me.  The big number belongs to my three-year-old daughter.

I just can’t win.

That’s my pile on top.

Seriously.  When she was just learning, I let her win (and sometimes cheat).  Now, I put up a valiant and heart-felt effort, but to no avail.  That child has the memory of a precocious pachyderm.  Many times, she isn’t even paying all that much attention. She rolls around on the floor, plays with toys, and acts silly — pausing periodically to unerringly select a pair of matching cards from the mess.

The deck we play with has 19 pairs.  That 38 cards to choose from.  I have no idea how she manages to remember their placement so well.*

*Though I suspect it has something to do with genetics.  Miss Mouse’s father has only lost to her once…

2 responses to “I Just Can’t Win”

  1. Isa says:

    Hmmm..I'd also venture that you probably have more things on your mind to keep track of (where's her brother? Is he in peril? when do you need to start dinner? Should you get new carpet or is this just fine? What color would it be? etc..). That would be my excuse.

  2. Kate says:

    Yes! That's why!

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