http://www.rockfordchess.org/Our adventures have now taken us into the wonderful world of Chess. There is no way one could have ever predicted that I would (this T's mom) spend an entire day watching a Chess Tournament.
As all parents know, there are many things we find ourselves doing or saying that we could have never predicted. I am still amazed that T likes tomato soup or even that he ever got an opportunity to try it. I''m just glad he did.
It's fantastic when our children share our interests, but there is a strong statement being made when children are allowed to learn and find joy in something that they love all on their own-- with minimal influence (aka pushing) from mom and dad. I like to think this makes him a strong independent thinker-- and hopefully a little less susceptible to peer pressure when he faces it.