Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How to wash dishes at our house

7:30 a.m.
Turn water on

Get dressed

Make the bed

Check water (still cold)


7:35 a.m.
Change Baby's diaper

Get Baby dressed

Check water (still cold)


7:40 a.m.
Contacts/hair/makeup

Check water (barely warm)


7:45 a.m.
Get tired of waiting for hot water

Decide warm water will work today

Start washing 1 dish

Get Baby out of _____, _____, or _____


7:47 a.m.
Baby wants attention

Turn off water

Play with Baby


7:55 a.m.
Distract baby with ______

Go back to wash the dishes

Realize the water is only slightly warm now

Play with Baby some more


7:59 a.m.
Hot water again

Wash a dish

Baby is signing 'milk' and saying "nuh nuh"
(which apparently means he wants a drink of milk)

Wash sippy cup

Fill sippy cup with milk

Give to Baby


8:03 a.m.
Baby throws sippy cup

Find it before you forget where he last was

Turn off water


8:07 a.m.
Throw a few couch pillows to
the floor for Baby to play with

Turn water back on - still warm(ish)

Wash another dish


8:10 a.m.
Baby gets bored of pillow pouncing

Baby unloads the tupperware
cupboard right behind your feet

You almost die stepping
backwards onto tupperware

Turn off water


8:12 a.m.
Pick up tupperware right under your feet

Baby is now crying and wanting to be picked up


8:15 a.m.
'10 dishes is enough to have
washed this morning - right?'


8:17 a.m.
Baby is crying and begging to be picked up

Baby needs a nap


8:20 a.m
Baby is falling asleep in his room

Quickly finish dishes


8:30 a.m.
Realize that even though it only took
you 10 minutes to do the dishes
you've been working on them for an hour.

Repeat every morning....

(P.S. Sometimes Baby takes a nap - and sometimes he doesn't.
If you just wait to do them till he's asleep you might be waiting all day.)

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