I’m as normal as any mom, most days.¬† There are just a few things that make me go crazy, make my eye twitch and require a straight jacket.¬† One of them is how dishes are put in the dishwasher. By put in, I mean, cleaned off and put in to be washed.
I was brought up that when you put the dishes in the dishwasher, you must throughly wash and rinse the dishes off before putting them in.¬† This has worked well for me since I was 16 and while I lived on my own and even when I first got married.¬† In the past few years I have noticed that while taking the dishes out of the dishwasher, some were still dirty and had food stuck on them.¬†I¬†thought it was weird as we had a pretty decent dishwasher.¬† Then we¬†upgraded and still had that problem.¬† I started noticing my hubby has been¬†placing dishes in the dishwasher (gasp) without washing them off.¬† Putting them in there with crud still on the plates.
You can imagine my horror.¬† This is not how we do dishes.¬† I told him that and for about 3 weeks he protested and didn’t do dishes.¬† So I let the sink get very full, and I still had to do dishes. Then me, the dishwashing police made a rule, if you cook, you have to do dishes.¬† So hubby did dishes.¬† And wouldn’t you know his coffee cup came out of the dishwasher, with coffee crud still in it!
Then I find that tops and bottoms of items aren’t washed together.¬† I found the blender of my quick shake washed, the but top and bottom of it, not washed.¬† Another Tupperware container with the top washed and the bottom still in the sink.¬† The entire piece needs to be washed or I don’t put them away!¬† O’Hana!¬† Nothing gets left behind.¬† I know, a little over the top, but that is what goes on in my head.¬† It’s like washing one sock of a set and waiting until the next week to wash the other.
My eye should be twitching and a crink in my neck.¬† I showed him and told him if he didn’t start washing them properly, I was gonna “what?” he asked¬†sarcastically.¬† “HIRE A MAID!” I said. Maybe that will get him to follow the dishwasher police guidelines. Time will tell.
Is it just me or do you have this problem too?