washing dishes....do you love it??

@riyasam (16578)
India
September 24, 2009 1:47am CST
we do have a maid who does most of washing utensils but some of the breakable crocery we do it ourselves and also the kids dishes.i and ny hubby usually do in turns butwe often feel lethargic or drained off.does anyone feel the same as us??
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@Sreekala (21991)
• India
24 Sep 09
Hi Riya, I am doing myself these works. Sometimes I feel lazy to the works but once I started then I can finish the same easily. I think washing utensils is one the major work at home. Sometimes my hubby helps to me to wash the utensils but most of the time I am refusing his service you know why, then he may ask, what are you doing with these much dishes we are only four people… etc etc. I may get angry because I can’t explain why I use or when I use..... .
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
24 Sep 09
Sree men cannot understand these things.This is a comment I also get.They simply cannot understand how many vessels would get used up in packing lunch, making cofee, etc etc and that too when we are in a hurry.I would respons the same way.
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@Sreekala (21991)
• India
24 Sep 09
Certainly and it is difficult to make him understand so I may keep quiet.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Sep 09
you are right,nowadays i keep quiet,previously i used to tell him that he can do the cooking ,if he feels i am using too much utensils.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
24 Sep 09
Hi Riyasam I hate this.This is the worst drudgery in our households [in Indian households where we use more vessels because we get into much more elaborate preparations and coffee , tea, etc.., through the day.]I do have a maid , in fact, now I have two ; this is a very recent development. EARLIER, i was struggling to retain one and every now and then she would make herself absent.I used to find this household chore a most tedious one.My husband washes his own plate and cup but this is not all.The cooking vessels contribute to the major share of work and I do nothave the heart to allow husband or son to partake of this responsibility.So, after aperiod I just mentally woudl reconcile myself to the fact that servant is a problem and so I would grin and bear it.Hope my servants stay with me longer this time.
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@Sreekala (21991)
• India
24 Sep 09
Hi dear, Exactly, we can't trust them and depend much. In our place a made is really costly; I heard that in Mumbai they are available in low rate. You again lost your star, I too. Now I am happy you know why, I was in a tension when I will lose my star now that tension is over.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
24 Sep 09
No Sree. In Mumbai they are not only expensive but quite aggressive too.Here we pay Rs 350 for one task[ washing vessels is one task; cleaning the floor is another; clothes is a separate task].
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
24 Sep 09
If it is a fragile item I won't mind doing it but these are few .We use stainless steel plates and glasses .
• India
20 Oct 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, Well, I am sorry to dis-appoint you, but I do not fall under your way. I love washing my utensils and never wait for Maid , who turns up at exactly 7 O'Clock every morning, by that time at least we must taken five times tea in her absence, and it means all those cups would remain un-washed and I do not have so many sets. I love washing. I wash them with worm water and soap and further keep them dried for next use. May god bless You and have a great time.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
we are late risers,that is we get by six and we also go to sleep late,i.e,after 12 at night!
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• India
30 Oct 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, Well, I do understand limitations these days. Same thing is applicable to our younger son and his wife, who are working in corporate sector and come late, some times, my hubby had gone to sleep as well. It will take some more time, after you come to my age. But I love washing utensils. Even at times , I wash aftyer maid her completed her jobs. May god bless You and have a graet time.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Yes I do not want to wash dishes.. hehehe I just force to do it because nobody does it at home. I am a stay at home wife also and I feel it a duty to wash the dishes. that is the most hate task I don;t want to do at home but I have to do it. I have no other choice.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
people expect us to do this chore because i am stay at home mom but my hubby knows very well that it is his responsibility also!!
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 09
Hi Riyasam, It is not a matter of I like to do it or not,but then I still have to wash the dishes after finish my meal. Or else,the plates and utensils will be always sleep at my kitchen basin. I always do hope I have a maid who will wash it for me.But too bad I don't have one at home. So I have to do it myself. Sometimes,my husband do help me to wash some plates and utensils.but most of the time, I do it by myself as my husband has to takecare of my son when I am at the kitchen doing my things. I wil always make sure no more sticky and oily stick to all the plates and utensils before I wipe them dry and arrange nicely to the dish racks.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
thats another thing,i tend to use less of forks andspoons if i know beforehand that i have to wash the dishes myself.
• United States
30 Sep 09
i hate doing dishes.. i dont have a dishwasher or a maid and my hubby wont do them either.. so its either me or they dont get done and i hate them with a passion
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
[em]happy[/ei can understand your woes,one fine day,the maid doesnt turn up,hubby is having some urgent work outside and the whole onus comees upon me!
@mayka123 (10287)
• India
30 Sep 09
I do not like keeping a maid to do the washing of utensils. One of the reasons being that since I am not at home the maid will just come and do get job and go away and I dont think they do a good job when we are not around. However tired I may be I always do the dishes myself.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
ya right,even when we are around,they do a sloppy job,many of the dishes especially kids have to be redone!
@KrauseHome (34986)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Well, we have a dishwasher so unless it is something that should only be washed by hand, or something really soaked on good, we use our dishwasher, but I can remember many times before I had a dishwasher having to do dishes by hand and what a chore it is, and it can wear you out as well. I think the biggest part of it is to make sure and stay on top of it so you don't have to spend too much time doing everything up as well.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
we do have a maid to do the dishes,its only when she takes unexpected leaves,then the problem arises.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
I live with my 3 year old... and we do not have a maid... so i do everything in the house... and washing dishes is like my favorite thing to do... aside for that... i don't like looking at a cluttered sink... so i wash everything immediately after using them...
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Sep 09
that is one of the plus point of not having a maid,it is always good to wash the utensils immediatedly after using them,i have a habit of piling them up and then it becomes a chore.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
24 Sep 09
This is one department that I loathe doing. I enjoy cooking and everything that link with the joy of cooking and eating. I can do cooking all day if needed provided I have an assistant to do the washing up and clearing the tables. My daughter is usually the one who do all the dish washing and tidying up the kitchen after I finish my cooking or after each meal.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Sep 09
i love to tidy up provided their is no mess.i guess,i will have to wait for some more time before my daughter can help me.even now,she likes to help but she usually creates more work for me .
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
hi riya, we don't have a maid, so we do the house hold chores everyday.. i started washing dishes when i was in elementary, as a younger sister i do them after school, i enjoyed it when i was young, and i think kids like it also because i play the bubbles and blow them on the wind.. but now i already stop it, since i am working already i have no more time to do it, and i let my younger brothers do my job now.. and i think they enjoy it already and learn to understand why i can't wash them now.. it's all because i am already working, hugs and kisses, janebeth.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Sep 09
the concept of a dish washer is not so common in india but we do have maids,though we cant depend on them entirely.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Sep 09
we have kids who help my wife in everyday's house chores and that includes washing the dishes. the eldest daughter usually is in-charge of the washing but when she's not available, my wife does and i even do it too, if people in the house are not available or too busy with other tasks.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
24 Sep 09
my kids are too young (aged 7 and 3)resp,so the whole onus falls on us.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Sep 09
i can understand that. but you can start training them now with other chores, like setting-up their beds, arranging their own toys, etc.
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
24 Sep 09
yes i agree on neil, you can train them.. that's the best time to train them because they are still young and they can easily catch up things, not like to the old ones, they are very hard to teach on.. it's what i have observed to my cousins..
@gtdonna (1740)
25 Sep 09
When I was home in Italy we just use to put the dishes in the dishwasher. Here i don't have a washer so I use my hands...I sing when I do household chores like the dishes and that makes the work load seems easier.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 09
hi.in our country, it's not common to find dishwashers at home.. only in big restaurants... hehehe...
@riyasam (16578)
• India
26 Sep 09
yup,i put on some good music,it makes the work much easier.
• United States
24 Oct 09
I hate washing dishes. My grandmother loved to wash dishes and washed them many times a day even with a diswasher. I could wash dishes at my house about three times per day, but I put it off as long as I can and only wash dishes once a day. Happy Mylotting.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
me too, i too put it off for as much time as i can.
• China
30 Sep 09
Of course I don't love washing dishes, i think nobody love it. But we dong't have enough money to hire a nanny, we must do it by my selves.My mother live with us in order to take care of her little grandchildren. Because of work ,we have no time to do housework, these things are all dong bu my mother. After all, my mother is old, we try my best to finish it.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
we stay with our in-laws and they help to a great degree.
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
Hello riyasam, There is no problem for me if I wash the dishes. Actually, we don't have maid to do it for us. so, me and my husband share our household chores. Sometimes, my mother in law would also help with our chores since both me and my hubby is working. Some times on a weekday, I don't wash the dishes since I leave the house very early in the morning and arrive home late at night, so the rest of the time would be spent in front of the PC, or for teaching my son with his lessons. Don't have enough time to wash the dishes.But for sure on a weekend I do the dishes. Happy posting
@riyasam (16578)
• India
30 Oct 09
since i am a housewife,i have to do it on a daily basis,so there is a lot of depedence on my maid.
• United States
26 Sep 09
No, I absolutely HATE washing dishes, especially since no one in my house thinks that they should do anything to help. It's my own fault, when they were young I didn't make them help me and now that they're older, they think it's ok to leave a mess for mom. Meanwhile, I work full time, commute, and write online -- and am working on several books. So my sink is always full and I'm angry the minute I go into my kitchen. Oh, yeah, nobody else cooks either...
@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Oct 09
yea,mostly men from india have the mindset that it is a sin to enter the kitchen!!!
26 Sep 09
Everything goes to the dishwasher in my household. However, I sometimes feel that it is 2x the work because I have to clear the plates of food debris, rinse them before loading them to the dishwasher. And, after the program is completed, I have to take them all out and put them back in the cupboard.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Oct 09
NO GAINS WITHOUT PAINS!!
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
when i was younger, washing dishes was one of the many household chores that i did. i still can remember that washing dishes was always the cause of every argument after meals. we had this assignment who washed dishes when and we do it on rotation. there were siblings who were a bit naughty and who purposely escaped and missed their turn in washing dishes and that caused confusion of who was the last who washed the dishes. i can only smile now as i reminisce these events. now with my own family, it is a deja vu here. my 3 children rotate too in washing dishes and sometimes, petty arguments arise because of it. who else hates washing dishes? lol...
@riyasam (16578)
• India
25 Oct 09
lolmy kids are younger(7 and 4)and they enjoy washing dishes as they get to play with waterwhich otherwise is strictly forbidden.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
26 Sep 09
It is just me and my husband and we just rinse the dishes then put them into the dishwasher. It takes about 4 days to get it full enough to run it. I am the one that takes the dishes out and put them up after they have cooled off the next day.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
21 Oct 09
i dont have a dishwasher for the very same reason that i do not know have enough dishes to fill it.