Tonight before dinner I asked Brandon if he was going to compete in the semi-secret race against Marie. He nodded his head like there wouldn't be any problem crushing her.
He completely misjudged the extent of this event.
He started out strong. He made a lot of conversation. He took small bites. He had a lot left on his plate when Mom, Dad and Mary had finished. And then... I don't know what happened, but he went back for seconds and finished before Marie. That Marie is a force to be reckoned with! And today, I reckoned with her! Bam! I was totally the last one eating! I was so proud of myself.
It sure was nice to have someone to compete with though. Sometimes when it's only Marie and I the competition doesn't have all the fire it deserves.