ari completed his week of chess camp on friday. i never thought i'd be dropping my child off in a room with dozens of chess boards on tables and "geeky" (yet very nice) college age chess masters. they used games, chess logs, story, and lots and lots of practice games to teach kids the art of chess. ari loved it. what he loved even more was the cheap, eh-hem, i mean invaluable trophy he was given at the end. every student received one, but you'd think ari won a gold medal. he carried it around all day. showed countless people at the grocery store and dollar tree (bless the ladies who made a big deal about it:) he even asked to sleep with it. i found him passed out in bed clutching that piece of plastic and found he had gotten out the label maker and stuck these words on his trophy...