I just can't get ahead on washing dishes!!

@snowcat46 (2323)
United States
January 28, 2009 11:19am CST
Do you have this problem? I can have the entire counter cleaned off, then the family realizes it is. They both go into cooking overdrive!! They have to make cookies, 7 course meals, extravagant experiments, and I wind up with TWO counters full of dishes! I'm talking about the stack 'em till they're wavering when you walk past! Does your family go into overdrive when you clean too? Am I the only lost soul out here, buried in dirty dishes?
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Heck no!!! IF they do... they will be doing the dishes!!! I have done that with my husband - trying to get him to use paper plates or at least use the same glass all day instead of getting a new glass everytime he wants a drink during the day. So, I just got tired of doing them all the time, I told him this, he barked back that I am just lazy - there aren't that many dishes. So I told him, I'm stopping. I will do my dishes only. Took about 2 weeks, he finally did stop using so many when the dishes literally mounted on the counters and there were none in the cabinets and he had to start washing if he wanted one, but never admited to it.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Ooooo, you're a mean one!! (Cheers!!) Mine does use the same glass all day though. It's just in the cooking department... I hate pots and pans. So hard to clean...
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Not, mean, just not being taken advantage of anymore! I mean, come on - a new glass everytime you take a drink during the day? There'd be 5-6 on the counter at the end of the day! How wastefull is that! I use the same glass all day long! And if he brings fast food home, he ALWAYS gets a plate and puts it out on a plate.... does he do that at the fast food place? No, he eats if from the papers and bags. So why can't he do that at home?
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Thanks for the BR... but I am still not doing dishes! LOL!!!
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
29 Jan 09
My dishwasher is broken, the guy came to day, then left saying they were going to have to send someone not allergic to cats. Then the LYING SCUM told his boss he told us to clean up. and he's suppost to be the only dishwasher guy they've got SCUM! so, today I washed a sink full of dishes - because of the bad cats (and lack of space) I'm drying them in the dishwasher. I am down to just a few left over items I couldn't cram in! The roomie says she'll unload it tomorrow so I can keep up again like I did last week
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Did you tell his boss what he did? It sucks having so much, doesn't it? I wouldn't think they could dry in the dishwasher...
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
29 Jan 09
sure, they dry, and the cats can't get at them, no fur, no... other stuff...
@messageme (2821)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Dishwashers!! I love them and then one of my kids chores is to empty it and put the dishes away so nope I can't say I have that problem Now laundry on the other hand, that is a different story. There just isn't enough hours in a day for me to keep up on that!
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
28 Jan 09
(I hate you...) No, just kidding. Maybe... Lucky!!
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@messageme (2821)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Thanks I will take that as a compliment!
@msmargo (362)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I thought I was the only one with this problem. My boyfriend likes go cook and he makes big messes. Our deal is that whoever cooks the other person washes the dishes. Somehow he never washes the dishes. I don't mind his not washing dishes because he is a guy and they never clean to my standards. But it does seem like I can't keep on top of the dishes. Just this morning I had to wash dishes to eat a bowl of cereal. And there is only the two of us. I try to train him to use paper plates but it isn't working. He is always fixing snacks and using more dishes. It is maddening.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Oh no. I suspect there are a LOT of us. I know at work, even though their hubbies don't have jobs, these ladies have to do all the dishes. They even have to cook, though the guy is home all day. Mine wouldn't do that. As long as he cooks, I guess I shouldn't complain. I only cook the things I'm certain of. The experiments are done in secret. (Bwahaha, covertly rubbing hands together) Guess I shouldn't complain. (Yeah, like that'll happen!)
@suzzy3 (8362)
28 Jan 09
If someone cooks anything in our house,it is the rules they do their own washing up.If they don't they are not allowed back into the kitchen.I do know what you mean though my son seems to know when the floor has been scrubbed as he walks mud over the clean floors.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
29 Jan 09
A nice rule. But that would mean I'd have to do more cooking... I'm not sure I want to do that! I prefer to cook in secret. If it tastes good, I serve it to the family. If it sucks, here puppy! (They make a good clean-up crew)
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
28 Jan 09
if they were going to mess uo they would clean up behind thenselves.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
28 Jan 09
They stacked the dishes. They consider that enough. Oh well. It's better than cooking!! I can't do anything wrong with this!
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I always have a sink of dishes. As soon as its cleaned up they start in again using every dish and glass in site. Its a never ending cycle.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Don't you ever get so frustrated you want to break all the dishes?