The trash talk was flying… I had been challenged. All week my daughter and I have been going back and forth claiming to be ready to put the other into the poor house in Monopoly. The battle was set to start tonight after we all got together for a pizza dinner. My daughter, my boyfriend, a brief appearance by our cat and I all set down to battle. I thought I had the world in my hands when I purchased both Boardwalk and Park Place. But fate would prove to have different plans for me. I fell first, then my boyfriend, and my daughter did truly reign as the Monopoly champion tonight. Even in a loss I easily found my moment of happiness tonight.