So now we are just hoping that Bianca doesn't pick up some or the other bug with her lower neutrophils.
About a week ago Bianca begged her dad to teach her how to play chess. So off I went to the shop in search of a cheap little chess set. There were quite a variety to choose from and there was a glass set and one that is supposed to teach kids how to play and one in a tin and finally Bianca chose one that came as part of a set of 12 different games like ludo, snakes and ladders, backgammon and so on. I must say Terence is really good at teaching Bianca how to play and she had the best time ever. Of course then it was time to go to bed and the set was put in the closet until tonight when Bianca insisted on playing again. I was so impressed that after playing only once, she was able to remember how to set the board up tonight (except that she had her dad's queen in the wrong position) and she even remembered what all the pieces were called. We had to help a little to remind her how to move the pieces, but for a 5 year old I think that is pretty impressive. Terence doesn't play very competitively with her yet (I should know because he doesn't show any mercy when I play chess with him) and Bianca exictedly said "check" each time and when she finally could say "check mate" well you should have seen her face. And just as fast as her face lit up, her face fell into utter disappointment because it was time to pack it up and go to bed (and she was all ready to play a second game). Oh well, at least the excitement is there and certainly tomorrow there will be a chance to play again.