Anyway, I located a cheap cribbage board and, having managed to decipher the instructions, convinced Susie (who likes to play games, unlike most of her siblings, who unfortunately take after Larry in this regard) to play with me. Susie took to the game like a fish to water, displaying a surprising facility for counting hands and computing odds. I played with her any chance I got, because...um...homeschooling. And maths.
|My Christmas present|
Hmmm, I thought. Here's a good chance to show Susie that gambling doesn't really pay. "Hey, Susie," I said, to my unsuspecting youngest. "Do you want to play for money?" She agreed, happily, and I proceeded on my mission to show her that probability and luck tend to even out for two players of similar abilities. Because, hey, I am at least as smart as a 9-year-old.
Except...not. Turns out, Susie is REALLY GOOD at cribbage. Long story short, over the past month? Susie has netted 15 dollars.
And now she thinks gambling is an awesome way to earn money.