Almost all of these invented games are win-lose games (except for scripture study which we have turned into a many-act-play). And I usually let Grace win.
I have created a problem.
Because tonight when Grace and I raced to the shower, I did not let her win. I actually ran. Which I really never do, by the way. And when she realized I was not slowing down, she yelled (in anger, not amusement), "No! Don't win, Mom!!"
She tried to go faster, but tripped into the bathroom door. She rolled on the floor, grabbed her toe in pain, and through her tears sobbed, "Mommm.... Only Graces can win! [sob, sniff, sniff.]"
I think she was heart-broken to discover that she is not invincible.
I feel guilty.