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Get your kids to help you clean the car. Make sure everyone has on some old clothes that you don't mind getting wet as they are sure to have some water fights. Let them have fun while they are washing the car since children love to play in water and it won't seem so much like work. The end result is that you will get your car cleaned. Let one child be responsible for cleaning out trash, dusting, and cleaning the inside of the car, while the others work on cleaning the outside. After the water fights are over and washing is done, they can clean the windows, inside and out. Provide a monetary reward for their efforts in helping you or treat them to an ice cream at Dairy Queen or Baskin Robbins. They will want to wash your car every week!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|