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.