They line up into two lines (often boys vs. girls) and square off in a relay.
A participant from each line runs to the designated spot, answers a math fact, and races back to their line enabling the next child to go.
And recently, even though most of the kids are a little older than Lily, she has started taking part.
'Cause you know, nobody likes a little friendly competition more than Lily.
And even though it's all in good fun, she certainly takes her role on the team seriously.
Can you tell?
And while I stood on the sidelines and watched her today, I'd say that her having the chance to join in on the fun...
...having the chance to contribute to her team...
and having the chance to succeed in this friendly little game of numbers...
brings a great amount of joy to that intense, competitive little wildflower of mine.
Don't you think?