Klara learned how to play chess at school. Her grandparents gave her a chess set for her birthday and now we play at home. It isn’t easy because she refuses to eat my pieces.
“I know I could eat this pawn, Mommy,” she says. “But I won’t because that will hurt its feelings.”
The same thing happens when I say something like, “We aren’t going to buy this butter because it’s not very good.”
“Shhhh!” she says. “You will hurt the butter’s feelings. It’s not its fault that it isn’t very good.”
Those who know me well realize that she isn’t getting this from me.