Playing scrabble
Aj: Is ‘ebu’ a word?
Me: Um, I don’t know. (sympathetically) It might…maybe Saurabh can look it up.
Saurabh: How do you spell it?
Aj: I,b,o,o
Me: OMG Aj, that is obviously not a word.
Aj: But if it is then I could play ‘vigor’, see? the ‘r’ would make ‘ire’, the ‘g’ would make ‘go’, and the other ‘i’ would make ‘iboo’
Saurabh (dutifully looking it up): No, there is no such word as iboo.
Aj: But maybe it can be (looks at me hopefully)
Me: No. Maybe someday, if apple makes something like an i-boo, but no.

After that creative play no words seemed as awesome. The game was over in spirit and I felt mean. Aj wanted to keep playing until most of the letters were used though, and allowed me to spell jigiboo to finish it off. It felt wrong, anticlimatic. She was the real winner in the game after all.

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