If I ruled the world: Dishwater would be obsolete

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One thing I absolutely can not stand is sticking my arm in a sink full of cruddy dishwater. Dishwater that has just been sitting there with gross food particles, soaking in yesterdays dishes. My husband has this thing where he washes dishes, since we don’t have a dishwasher it is done by hand, and instead of emptying the sink when he is done, he leaves a sink full of gross dishwater. I don’t mind the washing dishes part and I totally understand the letting the tough to clean dishes soak a bit in the hot soapy water but when that hot soapy water runs cold and the leftover food particles float to the top then I begin to get a little grossed out.

Please view Exhibit A…

Exhibit A is a what NOT to leave for your wife when she gets up in the morning to feed YOUR children. There is absolutely nothing worse than to wake up and have to stick your arm in a cold sink full of nasty dishwater to drain it. It takes two seconds to drain a sink. Is that too much to ask? Please view the right side of the sink, that is something I don’t mind greeting me everyday when I stumble into the kitchen to make breakfast for all the little kidlets.

So if you are one of those people that leaves the dishwater sitting in the sink until the next day, please do your spouse a favor and drain it!

Thank you!

The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a blogger for 13 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking with the challenges of raising a family.

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  1. June 26, 2008 / 1:25 am

    A double sink must help though…we don’t even have that…our kitchen is about the size of ships kitchen…so the dishes basically take up ALL the space.

    God I hate not having a dishwasher

  2. June 26, 2008 / 1:31 am

    I not one for ‘around da house’ things.. but I totally agree with you on the murky dishwater. Specially if it’s from an ‘after spaghetti’ dinner. The grease feels like… uhmm.. stuff.. and the noodles is even worse!

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    John K

  3. June 26, 2008 / 11:45 am

    Blech! I always clean the dishes and put them in the dishwasher right away!

  4. June 26, 2008 / 11:50 am

    hehe. I hate washing dishes. I rinse them and into the dishwasher it goes.

  5. June 26, 2008 / 2:05 pm

    I tried to leave a message last night about this but it wouldn’t let me. I got the best giggle out of this because my hubby does this, ewww! As much as I complain or let him know how gross that is he still doesn’t get it. I feel so much better to know that I’m not the only one who has to deal with this. LOL! I think it’s his way to tell me that he hates doing dishes but guess what… so do I!

  6. June 26, 2008 / 9:43 pm

    I love to wash dishes! Just kidding. I thought It was just me! Nice to know I’m not alone. My mother in law does this. How can you use that same dirty water later? I don’t call that clean.

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