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'I sent three of my dolls to check under the bed for monsters, and none of them have come back.' 

MY FOUR-YEAR-OLD grandson Siddharth, who's already intensely competitive, recently entered a children's dance competition.

When he didn't win a prize, he cried inconsolably for 20 minutes. Once he'd calmed down, my daughter started to pontificate about sportsmanship and how what really matters is not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.

"You should play a game because you adore it," she said. Sid wasn't impressed. "But," he wailed, "I adore winning." -ASHOK MAHADEVAN,Mumbai

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