Yeah, you guys say you're owned by a 4 1/2 year old. I'm the one who gets all the taunting each time we play.
When he first beat me a few weeks ago, I smiled like any father would, but really thought it would never happen again because I had played a loose game. Then, it happened again. And again.
Next thing I knew, he beat me in 12 straight games over the span of a few days, while he averages around 250+. There I was really trying to get strikes, and could manage 5-7 strikes per game. And there he was, racking up strikes like you wouldn't believe, getting 8-9 strikes per game. He could also pick up spares like nobody's business either (not that he usually needs to).
Then the taunting begins.
What did I do to ease the taunting? I couldn't ground him for whooping my @ss in bowling. So I take him regularly to his cousins' houses and let him beat them instead.
The way I bowl is starting at the far right and hook the bowl (like in real life bowling). I guess with my approach there's more room for error as the ball's spin can vary slightly. The way HE bowls is starting PRECISELY at 1 2/3 dots to the right from the center, and he does a short throw with a funky flick of the wrist which hooks the ball just enough into the pocket. Even when his bowling ball's spin varies just a bit, he still strikes.
BTW, the TV is a Sony 60". It's daddy's toy. :P