By amiliaroberts123 - 15/10/2012 00:45 - United States - Raphine

Today, I was babysitting, and we were playing a game. Because he was little, I let him win all the games. He then turned to me and said, "You're really bad at this." I got very defensive and won the next game, and was actually proud that I beat a 3-year-old. FML
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Do you also get excited when you hit the three moving targets on pop-up ads?

Well done! With that victory out of the way, you can start focusing on that pre-school spelling competition coming up! And those 5 year olds won't be as nice as this kid if you lose!

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SApprentice 34

You shouldn't have allowed yourself to get defensive over a game. He's a small child, you're his caregiver. It's your job to control your emotions.

Although I agree to a point, we are still humans and have emotions that sometimes we simply can't control no matter how ridiculous they may be. They say the same thing about nursing, don't get emotionally attached to your patients, but I can't help it, I'm a caring person. And when something bad happens to my residents or one of them dies, I have been known to cry. Of course I hold myself together the best I can in front of them and their families, but sometimes I can't help but shed a tear or two. If you don't care about your patients, or the children you are babysitting in this case, then maybe you shouldn't be in that field.

SApprentice 34

9- I never meant in situations like that. I understand you caring for your residents. My mother and brother work in a hospital, and various assisted care facilities. I know how hard your job must be. I appreciate knowing that someone else who cares is working with our elderly. I just meant that this was such a trivial situation, something as simple as a children's game, and in situations like this the caregiver has to maintain their emotions. In serious situations, anyone is entitled to lose their cool. This is just such an absurd thing for someone to become very defensive or angry towards a child over. OP was manipulating the child's reactions in the first place by pretending to lose- they should have maintained more control over what was happening.

You guys are taking this a tad too seriously.

Understood :) I'm glad we were able to talk about this in a friendly way, I'm sick of people getting too upset and butt hurt over this type of thing. Good day to you!

You should socialize more..with people your age..

This has nothing to do with how much she socializes...

She was babysitting. Not really the same thing as "socializing".

Do you also get excited when you hit the three moving targets on pop-up ads?

...yes. They always say I win a free iPad. All I have to do is provide them with all my major credit card info, home address, social security, mothers maiden name, her social security number and then I get a free iPad 3!!!!

Well done! With that victory out of the way, you can start focusing on that pre-school spelling competition coming up! And those 5 year olds won't be as nice as this kid if you lose!

You should be proud.

Am I the only one thinking that "actually won the next game" implies that OP wasn't really "letting him win"? :)

"actually proud that I beat" I usually let them win by just a little so I don't look like I'm not trying... They catch on if you let them win too easily.

"actually proud that I beat" ... easy to miss. I usually let them win by a little so I don't look like I'm just letting them win. They catch on if you let them win too easily. But if they start becoming sore winners, I stop letting them win for a while and show them how to act when you win. Lead by example.

Ok, I refreshed like crazy, and my comment didn't show up... then I retype my comment, and here it is...a triple post...

Still, I doubt beating a 3 years at games is much of a challenge. I'd say FYL if you decided not to let him win and lost in the end. You know, it's a good thing to let him lose sometimes and teach him to not be a sore loser.

Don't want to spoil it for you, but he let you win. :-P

and this is why i never deliberately let kids win. it might sound cruel, but they need to learn to lose.

and this is why i never deliberately let kids win. if they genuinely beat me i congratulate them obviously, but i think they need to learn to lose