I dream of waking up to a clean kitchen. Unfortunately there are two things preventing me from realizing that dream:
First, I refuse to empty the dishwasher. It was long ago established as a children’s job in this house. What kind of precedent would I be setting if I started doing it now?
Second, I refuse to do the dinner dishes. I made a deal with the Hubby and children that I would continue to cook them delicious dinners if they would clean up the dishes afterwards. It worked for about two weeks and then it stopped working. I’ve been in a vicious dish cycle ever since!
Consequently, I often go to bed with my kitchen looking like it does in this picture. Wait, you say, this picture wasn’t taken at bedtime. That is correct, because these dishes have been sitting out overnight, the caked on food becoming one with the dishes. I see scrambled eggs AND oatmeal in this picture – repeat offenders! Now they are sitting on my counter staring at me while I eat my breakfast.
What to do? I can’t do the dishes because the dishwasher is full of clean dishes that my kids have to unload after school. And I may not be able to make dinner tonight if these dishes don’t get done because I really need that measuring cup by the sink.
What a predicament I’m in!
PS. Updated the photoblog!