Friday, August 19, 2011

Kill 2 Birds with One Stone OR How To Get Your Kids to Do Your Dirty Work

Here's an activity that benefits both you and your children. It not only keeps you children occupied and feeling important, but gets your BBQ clean for the first time in 2 years! 

Here are your needed supplies:

2 Empty plastic containers (good time to recycle here and feel good about yourself)
2 scrub brushes
1 dirty BBQ
2 Eager children 
An alternative activity for you, such as cleaning the kitchen, phoning a friend, or reading People magazine


1. Lay out all supplies beside filthy dirty bbq
2. Begin to scrub
3. Let them come to you. Trust me. They will come.
4. Show them what to do
5. Now, walk away to your alternative activity

Here's a picture in case you're not sure of the steps

Note in the picture that this can be done on a semi-rainy day. Children don't melt when rained on.

1 comment:

  1. Are you aware of the "Child Labor Laws" ?? Still, you are a creative Mother. I should have been trained by you.