My Monday mornings are usually spent picking up the house after the weekend. We aren't a messy bunch. Just that things are more relaxed on those 2 days.
But I have to admit the thing that still makes me shake my head in appreciation each Monday morning is opening up the dishwasher to a machine full of sparkley, clean dishes!
I usually hand wash the dishes during the week. There is only the 2 of us, not a lot of dishes to dirty.
But over the weekend I just put the dishes into the dishwasher after each meal. Then before we go to bed on Sunday night I add the soap and flip the switch!
When I get up Monday morning the machine is ready to unload!
Oh I have not always had the pleasure of a dishwasher!
We first had one when the son was born. It was nice for washing the never ending supply of dirty baby bottles. But it broke and was just to costly for a young couple to fix.
When we redid the kitchen they built a spot for a new dish washer to go. Again it was costly, and other things for the kids needed to be purchased.
Then the kids got a little older and could help with washing dishes.
Those after meal sinks of suds, got us caught up with events in their lives. We solved problems at school, we discussed their newest love interests and we shared lots of laughs.
(oh and a few fights over who's turn it was to dry)
We never did install a dishwasher in that house!
My life moved on after the kids left.
I moved to another house that has a very efficient dishwasher.
(I almost forgot how to use one!)
But it does its job very nicely after a busy, running around weekend.
I can still be found most nights at the kitchen sink, washing up the daily dirty dishes.
So I ask,
are you a daily, dirty dish hand washer
do you let the machine do its job?