Our library does a pretty large summer program. Each kid gets to read and complete their reading log. Once they do the main part where everyone gets prizes (children's museum tickets, Midevil times tickets, toys, games, books) they can enter for the bonus prizes.
This year, one of the prizes was a HUGE lego castle. The ones that cost WAY too much at the store to even consider buying. He saw it and he HAD to have it. Last year, we had a major disappointment when he didn't win a raffle prize, so I again explained to him, that he was going to enter to have a chance to win.
He decided that every bonus ticket that he earned would go into the drawing for this one prize. We went to the library at least three times a week and he went at least once more with the baby sitter. He was laser focused on earning bonus tickets and getting this castle.
Last Saturday we were out to lunch with my Dad and Brother and the library called. Munchkin won the CASTLE! He literally started cheering.
He then explained to us, that "statistically the odds were in his favor since he earned 52 tickets with all of his library trips and put them all in the same box"
I literally about fell off of my chair laughing.
Today he got to pick it up, and he got his photo taken for the newspaper. He was so excited about the picture that he got up early and did his hair himself. When we got there and he got the prize, it was nearly as big as him. He could barely hold the box for the picture, but he did and he had the biggest grin on his face. It was priceless.
I cannot express how proud I am of all of the hard work that he has done in reading this summer. He has read so much and I hope that he can continue to keep on reading and loving it as much as I do!!!