Katie has been begging to learn how to play chess, so I pulled out one of my old chess sets and we played a game this afternoon. I learned several things, some of which I already suspected:
Katie is really too young to be learning chess
My chess skills have atrophied alarmingly
Katie really wants to win
And that isn't going to happen when the thing she most wants to do is push pawns and take my pieces, regardless of value
We'll try this again some other time. :)
Happy New Year everyone!