I like washing dishes. Really. Some people in this house will tell you I don’t and that they do all the dishes. Those people are not to be listened to. I like to do dishes like I like to paint…on my own and without interruption. I love the solitude of it, the simplicity.
What I don’t like? Putting dishes away. Hate it. I don’t care if they need put away out of the dishwasher or from the drain board. I can’t stand putting dishes away. I put them away as a kid. I don’t remember hating it then, but maybe I did. Sometimes that is why I let dirty dishes pile up…because clean ones need put away first.
If there is an empty dish rack or drain board and a stack of dirty dishes I will likely wash them instead of put them in the dishwasher. I don’t like dishwashers. More often than not they leave bits or scum on the dishes. That little bit of sandy stuff dried inside a glass? I hate that.
Now that you probably think I’m nuts, I’ll tell you that we actually waited to replace out broken dishwasher for over a year. There were two reasons I bought a new one. The first was because it meant much more to my husband and kids than it ever would to me. The second is that it seemed like a waste of space to have that broken dishwasher in the kitchen.
And secretly I sometimes wish it was still broken. Especially when I am chiseling that sandy grit off of a glass.