The things I do…

…to get stuff done. My kids, ages 3 and 6, have always been terrified of the car wash. I have tried everything I can think of to make it a bearable experience for them since it usually ends in two kids crying and Mommy wanting to pull her hair out of her head. So a couple of months ago I came up with a totally gross story that my kids not only found hilarious, but it ended the crying at the car wash. I should probably warn you that I have never claimed to be normal!
Our car wash has has the long brushes that come around the car. I told the kids that they were giant Oompa Loompas who went to the bathroom on our car, and that is how they cleaned it. The kids thought it was hysterical. Today while we were at the car wash, they were yelling at the “Oompa Loompas” and making up things to add to the story as to what all the pretty colors of the wax actually were. I know, it sounds gross, but it worked. Sometimes, you just have to be gross to make it all better!


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