Cute, But Still Wrong

Posted: 24th October 2011 by Duality in What's Happening

Grace has tasks to do each day.  For a super quick review, each task she does gives her a string and when she doesn’t do a task she loses five strings.  She can trade them for things including her collar.  On Sunday’s I give her an off day.  Sort of.  She still has three tasks, its just that the three tend to be things like read a book for an hour, draw me a picture on typing paper, and play with her cat for 15 minutes.  I know, I am the slave driver, aren’t I?  Yesterday, for whatever reason, she didn’t do them.  I was stunned a bit when I asked late last night if she had and she indicated that she hadn’t.  Losing 15 strings over such a soft task schedule is rough, but there really wasn’t much I could do about it.  There was still time for her to accomplish at least two if not all of them, but she backed down.  I shrugged my shoulders and started to go to sleep.  A minute or so later Gracie hands me a post it note.  She had drawn this cute little picture using a lot of little hearts.  It made me smile, and I have it on my table where I can see it, but it wasn’t on the correct type of paper so it doesn’t count.  I like the sentiment behind it though.  Gracie really is a fairly talented artist.  A talent I am always trying to get her to cultivate whenever I can.  I failed miserably to get her to do it on her own, so now I make her do it once a week.  Its good to be the king.