I often have the girls pick up 10 things before they come to the dinner table, or put away toy X before they get toy Y out. It helps keep the house clean and teaches them some responsibility (I hope).
So today Dixie wanted to watch Jojo's Circus.
Dixie: Mommy, start Jojo!
Mommy: Hm. Was that whining I heard?
D: Mommy, would you please start Jojo's Circus for me.
M: I will after you pick up 15 things.
D: No! That's too many. How about I do five?
D: How about I do eighteen things?
M: No, you said 18.
Dixie picks up the first five things.
D: Mommy, I did five! Start Jojo!
M: Hm. I seem to remember saying 18.
D: How 'bout I just did five, then i do five more, and five more and five more?
M: It's a deal.
Today I played 38 games of Break the Ice.
You may be thinking, "Gretchen, it's Don't Break The Ice."
Not the way we play it.