In a post I made some time ago, I talked about how I had been looking forward to the time when my son could compete fairly against me in video games. For about 5 years (from his age 4 to age 9) when we would play games, I'd always play at a skill level lower than my abilities, so that the competition would remain close. I'd have accidents, lapses in judgements, whatever necessary to be deceptive worse than I actually was, just to keep the games close. This wasn't so fun for me, yet I didn't want to discourage Cameron from playing against me. I knew that someday, when he was older, we'd have real battles. I looked forward to those years of game-playing.
About a year ago, we were probably on an even level in the games that he liked to play. At the time of that initial post, he was getting close to beating me as much as I beat him. Now, I have very little chance at beating him. I'm guessing there was a one month window of opportunity where our skills were comparable. If I was to attempt to challenge him, it'd take some dedicated practice and playing. This, I am not willing to do.
To be fair to me (and to keep a modicum of dignity and pride) I will say that we really only play games that Cameron enjoys, and which he's played for hours upon hours. If we were to play games like Madden Football, I'd be all over him.