This morning I set the timer for 20 minutes, said cheerfully we're all going to work hard in our spots for 20 minutes and see how well we do. This is not the first time we've done this, but this time was different. Both kids worked really hard and got a lot done independently in their messy rooms! (Mattie's never done an open ended assignment like that independently before. Her room is a challenge because there are so many things in there with little pieces.)
I'm still shocked and it was two hours ago. I had to make sure and permanently record the momentous occasion.