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Too Much to Do?  Not Enough Time for the Kids? Incorporate Them - Friday's Fotos



Car Wash Boys

Kids want to make sure they have time with parents regardless of how many other responsbilities we may have.  So, why not make the chores and duties fun and have them help you with them?

I could have taken the car to the car wash, but this was so much more fun for all of us and cheaper too.

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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Christine, My birds have left the nest but those are memories you will always cherish.

Sep 02, 2011 03:13 PM #1
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

What a great idea... Kids love to be around their parents.  Great to do things like this together.

Sep 02, 2011 03:17 PM #2
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Christine, your young ones seem to be having a great time!  They don't mind that you exploit child labor.

Sep 02, 2011 03:45 PM #3
Lina Robertson
RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers - Springfield, MO
REALTOR® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO

Christine - they look like they're having a blast!  Considering how hot it was here today, that looks very refreshing!  Have a great holiday weekend!

Sep 02, 2011 04:05 PM #4
What Not To Renovate - Milan B.
Palm Coast, FL
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Hi Christine,
Nice photo with your boys. They seem to like the idea to help mom out.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sep 02, 2011 04:06 PM #5
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Super photo... I love how happy they look. I often include my kids in blogs... they're always available to be my models.


Sep 02, 2011 04:30 PM #6
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

How cute!  They look like they are having so much fun.  What a great idea you had. 

Sep 02, 2011 05:45 PM #7
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Marchel - I'm hoping we all will cherish them.

Joan - It is, especially since I work so much.

Pat - I didn't mind it at their age either.

Lina - It was a little cool here later in the day and still a lot of fun.

Wandanna - They loved it.

Mel & Gretchen - The kids make great models though sometimes they decide they've had enough of me and my camera.

Sondra - It seemed like a good solution to doing what I wanted (spend time with the kids) and what I needed to do (get car washed).


Sep 02, 2011 06:00 PM #8
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Christine, Great idea!  They certainly look like they were enjoying themselves in the photo.

Sep 02, 2011 06:03 PM #9
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

I try to incorporate my kids in every aspect of my life and business. It not only teaches them about love, but also how to work.

Sep 02, 2011 06:34 PM #10
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Tony and Darch - They had a great time, something to do with squirting each other I think.

Todd- It really does.  We did a lot with Mom and for her business growing up.

Sep 02, 2011 06:47 PM #11
Stacey Smith
Coldwell Banker - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

Once I was a kid Christine I loved washing the family car with my sisters.. It was great... It always turned into a water fight but the car still got clean..

Sep 03, 2011 07:22 AM #12
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

Cheaper!!  So fun.  I like to wash my truck with my son, at least now he thinks it is fun and not a chore!

Sep 03, 2011 07:49 AM #13
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren

Skye will go with me on showings sometimes and he will map my next address on google maps on my iPad~ ;) for me.... I always have him around me when I can....

Sep 03, 2011 07:34 PM #14
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