It’s Cycle Break for our school district. We have a year-round school calendar, so school starts up in July and our first three-week break starts in September. My friend Carrie gave me a great idea last year. We started a bingo game for Cycle Break. (Go to this post from a year ago and scroll down to see last year’s bingo sheet.) This year’s bingo has some of the same ideas. It includes outdoor tasks (riding her bike 10 times down the street), frivolous activities (eating a cucumber slice), and things that help around the house (sweep the patio).
On Saturday, Katie wanted to mark off a new box on her bingo sheet. She really wanted the task “play in the back yard for 30 minutes without Mommy” until she saw “clean the window on the front door.” Oh, man! She was in a tizzy to do this one. We set off with a bottle of Windex and a microfiber cloth, and I commenced to teaching my daughter how to wash windows. She loved doing the front door so much that she begged to clean the other windows. Who am I to deny such joy and happiness to my girl?
I am so proud of her and how sparkly she made our windows! And, truly, it’s such a good thing to watch your child take pride in a job well done.