Dear Diary, My car is my second home. I hate to admit it, but we have been guilty of eating, drinking, sleeping and even changing clothes in our car. We travel a lot, and participate in a lot of community activities. So, we’re always shuttling back and forth to family and friends’ homes and events. In the past, I was in charge of keeping the car maintained and ensuring that we didn’t get buried under our belongings. Now, I’m enlisting the help of my daughter. Here are simple things your little ones can do to help out with car maintenance. Clean: In the past, I let my child make a mess, and I cleaned it up. It was much faster that way. But it didn’t teach my little girl to be responsible. Now, before we get out the car, we collect any trash or toys together. You can assign car-cleaning chores based on a child’s age. Older children can perform tasks, such as scrubbing the carpets and polishing the dashboard. All ages can wash the car. Make it fun, and buy water balloons and water guns at the Dollar Store to reward the work. Click here for more ways to get your kids to take care of your car! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.