I'm not sure that competition is exactly what the folks behind the Pacific Science Center were going for when they built it, but my family seems to have a need for there to be a winner, no matter what we're doing. I mean, we turned watersliding into a competitive event...you don't really think we'd have a problem competing over breakfast foods do you?
|The idea is to choose a healthy breakfast. I'm pretty sure Lori's just trying to get at the pie.|
The problem with competing with my family though, is that there's not very much I can win at. I didn't make the finals of the 3D Connect Four tournament...
...and I didn't even make it out of the qualifying rounds in the flexibility competition.
In fact, not many of the physical stamina tests were going my way...
...and when I finally did make it to the finals of an event, it seemed I was at a distinct disadvantage.
|Never get in a hurricane simulator with somebody with long hair!|
Of course, the events that I would probably do really well at, I wasn't even allowed to compete in.
|Apparently it's "not fair" if you're heavier than the weight you're trying to lift.|
However, when I didn't even make the finals of the cereal eating competition, I began to suspect that something was fishy...
...and sure enough, a little investigation provided a picture of some game tampering that confirmed my suspicions.
|Let's see Dad find Mumbai if I erase India...|
After confronting my kids with the evidence, I suddenly started to do much better in our little competitions.
On the other hand, there's only room for one winner per event...
|I took out everything in the Orion constellation. She's never finishing this!|
Written by Steve Pratt