What to do when you need to clean the yard
Pro Tip#1 Give the children all the branches, pulled crab grass and leaves and have them build a giant nest to sit in. They will play baby birds and your yard waste will be in one pile for easy clean up.
Pro Tip#2 Give your children wheelbarrow rides in exchange for squeals of joy and laughter. You might ask them to give you one? kidding
What to do when you need to wash the dishes
Pro Tip#1 Prop a stool next to the kitchen sink and tell your child that the dishes have been out to play all day and have come home with dirty little faces and tummies. Come along, it's time to give the dishes a bath! While you wash, give the dishes names and talk to them just like you do when you bathe your child. Soon your children will be devoted to dish washing if it's joyful and full of stories.
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