I detest doing dishes.
No that’s not quite right, I DESPISE them.
If I had my way our family would eat off plastic/paper plates, cups and utensils – EVERY DAY.
That is if they were cheap and weren’t made out of plastic and therefore destined to spend 100’s of years in landfills slowly destroying our already fragile earth.
I dread meal times because I know once they’re over I have a bench and sink full of dirty dishes to clean up.
Preparing and cooking three meals a day is painful enough, as is sitting down to meals with kids who are fussy, messy and noisy eaters.
If you hadn’t already figured it out, I’m no domestic goddess.
I used to be amazingly tidy before kids, but then there were only two of us, and we made all our mess at work!
I often rope the Husband into doing them, but he’s slow, loud, doesn’t use enough detergent, plus I know I’ll do a much better job.
I’m sure there’s a lot wives out there that think like this and like me are smart enough not to verbalise this to their partners.
Just in case you wondered, I do have a dishwasher but plastics, oven trays, and our ‘good’ knives are not allowed to go in there.
And if the Husband catches me putting the cheese grater or good knives in there I’m in trouble.
However, when he’s not looking I have been known to shove in an entire roasting dish on the top rack.
It takes up the whole space but I don’t give a shit because I HATE DISHES!
Soon we’re going camping, or cabining (not sure this is a word but you catch my drift) and I’m SO packing paper plates.
And because I have no shame in admitting I’m a big fat lazy pants when it comes to dishes, I shared this idea with my friends and they’re doing the same thing!
It will also free up our time for more important things, which I don’t even need to spell out – but I will – W.I.N.E.
I like to think of it as a smart move not a lazy one.
This (see below) is what I have to tackle after I finish blogging about dishes. (Man my life is boring)
And for those observant ones out there, see the cheese grater? I’m so putting that in the dishwasher tonight, what a rebel eh?
Just as an aside, I was searching google for stock photos of a really messy kitchen to post and the search words I used were:
“Pile of dishes huge” – perhaps not my finest hour, but I thought they were reasonably good words to plug in.
And check out the image that came up in the search results!!!!
Not exactly what I was after, but definitely a dish!
Perhaps I could ask him to clean up my kitchen.
I bet he’d use the right amount of detergent!