la·gniappe (from Merriam-Webster.com)
Pronunciation: \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Definition: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase; broadly :something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure
It's a Cajun thing. I can still go to the produce market by my house, and if I spend $15 I get a free bag of potatoes or onions. Lagniappe rocks!
Even before we decided to officially homeschool our oldest, we were always doing a little extra: after-schooling and summer schooling. Not a day goes by in this house that someone doesn't learn something. In the process of teaching them, I learn new skills and facts. Plus, I get to watch them enjoy learning a little something new every day. Call me selfish, but I think that's the best kind of lagniappe around!