If only everything could be this easy and ingenious.
Let me explain: We have had some serious snow lately, and that causes the roads to be sloppy and covered with dirt and salt. Which, in turn, makes my car covered with dirt and salt. This leads to my kid's coats covered with dirt and salt. I'm not sure how this happens, there seems to be some magnetism between a 4 year old's clean coat and ANY car covered with dirt. It doesn't matter if you are in your own garage, or in the parking lot at the grocery store. Somehow, before we get anywhere important, my kid's coat looks like he rolled from the car to his final destination.
So, wash the coat, go immediately to the car wash. That's how it happens. It just is. It's all fruitless and a huge waste of time in the grand scheme of things, especially if 4-6 inches of snow is predicted for later that day. But, it does make you feel better to be able to see out of your windshield, even if it is only for 5 minutes.
The kids beg to go to the car wash, and let me tell you why: the marketing geniuses who make a particular type of all inclusive car wash incorporate colored soap! Yes, as you are sitting in your car, you are sprayed with foamy yellow, pink and blue bubbles. They all gloop together and swirl in strange color combinations. It's just plain fun.
The experience reminds me to search for the fun in the mundane and everyday.