Monday, August 13, 2012

Here is a hose, kid. Now Wash My Car!

I know child labor is wrong.  Of course it is.  But when its your own kids, and they beg you to do it, does it count?  I mean, they love the hose, and my car really needed to be washed so I figured this was a wonderful toddler activity.  I love it when I find something that keeps the kids busy for awhile and this killed almost an entire hour!  Of course, I had to stick my feet in the baby pool to keep from melting in the heat, and my magazine got all wet from the water flying around, but hey, I'm used to sacrifice!
fun things to do with kids
The only problem was that they lost interest before it was finished so then my car looked worse than it did before we started!  But that's what husbands are for, right?

If you liked this post, you will LOVE my new book (which is currently ranked#4 on Amazon in the category of Motherhood!).   If you have ever asked yourself questions like, these, then this is the book for you!
  • Why do my kids drive me so crazy sometimes?
  • Why do they just want to watch TV all day long?
  • How am I ever supposed to get anything done when my kids won't stop pestering me?
In this book, I teamed up with former Kindergarten teacher, Susan Case, and we worked together to give a Mom's point of view and a teacher's point of view, so that we could give you activities that not only keep the kids busy, but also keep them motivated to learn and develop their natural curiosity.  Here is what one of the reviews says on Amazon:

"This book seriously saved my sanity. I've read a bunch of parenting books but this is literally the only one that actually gave me real and specific advice and ideas for things to do with my daughter. I'm a stay-at-home mom to a 2-year old and I was at my wits end trying to come up with ideas of fun, easy, creative things to do with her that will keep her busy and occupied and help her learn. I wasn't very good at following through on ideas that I heard about from friends or read in other books or online because they seemed too complicated (aka: messy!) but this book broke it down and made it so simple. I highly recommend it!"

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  1. I see nothing wrong with a little child labor once in

  2. Hilarious! I could see my daughter (age 2) having a blast washing the car for about ten minutes... and I do mean a blast!

    If you're interested, I'd love to have you link up at my Teaching Time post!

  3. Hi Katie...I wanted you to know I just did a review of "The Happy Mommy Handbook" on my blog and also put a link for the Live Google+ broadcast that you and Susan will be doing on Wednesday:
    Hope you like it...I will try to post a review on Amazon and Goodreads also.
    Best of luck with the broadcast! Your book is AMAZING!

  4. I don't think it's wrong at all - my kids LOVE to help wash the car! :)

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