Clean the sink before dinner to make cooking easier.
Wash the cook prep dishes as Ant or the toaster oven or the crock pot cooks the meal.
Eat dinner while watching a movie, playing a game, or just the two of us at the dinner table.
Put the dinner dishes in the sink, with the intention to wash them in a few minutes.
A couple hours later add the ice cream bowls and spoons to the sink too.
Before bed, place all the different drinking glasses used throughout the day in the sink.
Wake up the next morning. Add lunch prep dishes and breakfast dishes in the sink.
After work, arrive home to see the sink is clean and dishes are drying on the towel on the right side.
Place lunch containers in the sink. Eh, it’s not too bad now.
Clean out the fridge since the kitchen sink isn’t full now. Soak those dishes.
Wash dishes before dinner to make it easier.
Wash prep dishes while Ant or the toaster oven or the crockpot cooks dinner.
Place dinner dishes now in the empty sink. Eh, it’s not too bad.
Place dessert bowls in the sink.
And then before bed, grab all the different drinking glasses used throughout the day.
Wake up in the morning. Rinse, repeat.
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I love enjoy washing dishes more after we’ve had people over. To me, it’s a reminder of mine and Anthony’s hospitality and love for our people. Our willingness to step outside of our comfort zone and welcome people into our space.
I enjoy washing dishes after I’ve baked something because I’m learning to love baking. The process, how the ingredients interact with each other, and of course the end result.
My favorite is when Ant and I wash and dry them together. That happened more so in the beginning of married life than it does now. More so now, I’ll wash them because I know it’s the house chore he likes the least.
Washing dishes in our Rocklin apartment was fun because we had a dishwasher.
I dream of the day we get to have a dishwasher again.
Dishes fill up one sink quickly. One day we will have a two-compartment sink. I hope I still appreciate it then.
Dear dishes, just like the laundromat phase we went through, we are learning to make the most of what we have now. I hope we never forget these days.
Dear dishes, thank you.