Mama Diaries

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tic-Tac-Toe Champion

My son and I were passing the time, waiting for our meal at a restaurant, playing a game of tic-tac-toe. I am the unrefuted champion of said game. Try as they might, my kids cannot beat me.

We played three games, and each time I won. My son wasn't thrilled about that. So he tried a new tactic.

I drew an "O." Then he drew an "O" - with a smiley face inside.

I looked at him funny. "Dude, what are you doing? I'm "O," you're "X."

He grinned. "I'm trying to confuse you."

I shook my head and drew another "O" in the box.

He drew his smiley face.

I drew another "O" and connected three "O's" going diagonally across. It was my turn to grin. "Looks like you're the one who's confused!"
 

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    1. Yes. That disappeared rather quickly!

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  2. My dad used to be the champion. Used to be.

    I'm the reigning queen right now. :)

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  3. when the confused become the confusee!

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  4. Would have loved to see your son's face.
    Yvonne.

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    1. He thought his little trick would work.

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  5. That kid certainly thinks 'outside the box'. . .! Seems he's a risk-taker.

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    1. Yes. I'm going to have to watch that one as he gets older!

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  6. A little tic-tac-toe competition is healthy in a family. :)

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  7. lol he'll have to try a new tactic

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    1. I can't wait to see what that will be!

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  8. OH, boy, my children were always wanting to win at games!! They'd try cheating. They'd cry or sull up when they lost. Hannah even went through a stage where she wanted to invent games for us to play. She actually came up with one that was pretty good for a five year old!
    http://lifefaithincaneyhead.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sometimes that's all there is to say!

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    1. We haven't played that game. I'll have to look into it.

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    1. :) do you play Tic-Tac-Toe in your part of the world?

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    1. I used to coach him. Not any more. He's on his own.

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  13. My kiddos love to play tic tac toe with me when at restaurants. Me? not so much.

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    1. It's definitely a kid thing. I do it, because it keeps him out of trouble.

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  14. Your son is just so adorable, Sherry. I think this should be the new way to play tic-tac-toe. :-)

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    1. It's certainly a creative way to play. You can make all kinds of faces in the "o's"!

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  15. I like that he's trying to be creative... that is cute Sherry ♡ ... I'm sure he'll figure it out soon

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    1. Yes, he will. He just has to focus a little more.

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  16. My gr-daughters occasionally let me win, letting me go first. Now we have increased the # of squares, so we are upping our skills.

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    1. That's interesting. We might have to try your idea of increasing the squares.

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  17. You have to do what you have to do!!!

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  18. I always thought I was the noughts and crosses (as we call tic-tac-toe here) champion until (weeps) one day I was the one left confused and beaten.

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  19. Ha ha. I remember playing this and always ending up in a draw.

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    1. We end up in draws quite a bit, too.

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  20. Lol. Mamas are always one step ahead. :)

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  21. Lol. Mamas are always one step ahead. :)

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  22. Bubba tried hard to beat the champion. I might've gotten confused, but you didn't. Hooray for Mama.

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    1. This Mama still has her head in the game.

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  23. LOL. Kids and their logic. That sounds like something my Random would do.

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