Day 59. 216 pages, 103,708 words.
Wump came home from daycare yesterday determined to learn chess, and so I taught her.
We only had one set in the house, which was a novelty shot-glass set, so I filled that with milk and juice. The results were epic and adorable and occupied most of my night.
We played four games – the first led to a rookie two-king stalemate, two more I won, and Wump wouldn’t let us finish until she’d won a game. It was still a stalemate ultimately but I convinced her it was all over. She picked the game up scary fast, although pawn movement and thinking a step ahead is obviously a bit of a challenge. She’s got an aggressive style and prefers the direct approach of just sending in her queen to murder everyone.
 Although when I’d caved and set up our fourth game, Wump opened herself up for a Fool’s Mate and so I won in two moves. I thought her head was going to explode.
It’s been a gamer week for us. Looking forward to playing again.