I wasn't going to have a post today, but then this happened at preschool:
Today, Little Dude played indoor soccer with another boy. They took turns kicking the ball into a goal. A few times, Little Dude missed, and the other boy said "you lose!" Little Dude stopped playing, and just stood there, looking down at the floor.
"How about if instead of 'you lose,' we say 'try again!'" I said. "That way no one feels sad."
The other boy nodded and grinned.
"Try again, Little Dude!" he said.
They went back to playing.
Then they played some air hockey. Then they took turns pouring sand into sand toys.
Little Dude: "Martin, maybe we could be best friends."