who does the dishes?

@Swadey (220)
Canada
October 7, 2009 2:43pm CST
Is there someone in your house who does the dishes all the time? or do you take turns doing the dishes? i remember growing up in my parents house i had to do the dishes all the time it was me and my brother every single night we honestly felt like slaves. when i move out i want it to be a shared thing like one night one cooks and the other cleans and the the opposite. it would be a good way i think. so who does the dishes in your house what your system? Happy mylotting!
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24 responses
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
8 Oct 09
In my house the maid is the one who do the dishes. But at sundays, the day the maid does not work, my mom usually do the most and ask us the kids to do it as well. Though my mom try to insist us that everyone should wash their own things, but everything just get pile up.
@gmkk1986 (473)
• India
8 Oct 09
My mother or sister in law do this jobs daily as per their convenience. When I was in adult, I used to help to my mother to do this work, but later I didn't find this work much as I involved more in my studies and work. My mother always come forward to this to avoid us from these kind of works because of deviation from studies, but Its really bad for coming ages.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Hi Swadey. I am the only person at my house to do the dishes. My late husband would only do dishes if there was a certain glass or coffee cup he wanted and it was dirty. My teenaged children are insulted at the mere thought of having to do dishes. It's like punishment to them. I know that if I don't feel like doing the dishes, they will be still be waiting for me in the kitchen sink when i am ready.
@ryheanne (222)
• South Korea
8 Oct 09
I washed the dishes all the time, since I was a child that is my chores, when I get married I never retired from it. Lol!
• India
8 Oct 09
hi , I grow up with my parents even now after marriage , but i never felt like slave in my life time. My mom prepares the dishes and when i feel like or find some new interesting recepies, i take up the work.
@vopols (204)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Good day I had 2 brothers so in terms of doing household chores we are assigned to a task one brother of mine will do the dishes every morning another at noon time while I am assigned at the evening. Both of my brothers are very cooperative in doing household chores even if sometimes they are busy doing their homework but yet they don't forget about their assigned chores that's how responsible they are. It is because when we are young we are already trained by our parents in order for us to be independent.In fact me and my brothers knows how to cook already. Happy mylotting..
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
8 Oct 09
Yes there is and it's me.I cook my own food and do my own dishes since there is nobody else to help me around at home.I have to do it all by myself.I stay alone at my apartment.No maids to clean up,no dish washer,poor me!But I don't mind doing my own work,happy posting!
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
yes, we have a maid in the house who does the cooking. My grandmother was the one who hired her and she has been with us for a long long time. If i get hungry in the afternoon or whenever though i will cook my own meal.
@Venus914 (34)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
Honestly? In our country, it's cheap to have help around the house. So they do the cleaning, ironing, laundry, cooking, etc. But i do know how to do the dishes. Im just lazy, i guess. :-)
@angeliam (206)
• China
8 Oct 09
the most ideal pattern is that the one who has time do it.i'm against the opinion that woman should do all the house work.women also have work to do.they work hard too.i wish men can understand this and begin to offer some helps.
@magickat (382)
8 Oct 09
I always do the dishes, I don't particularly enjoy it but I always find it's never as bad as it looks! My boyfriend really hates doing it but he does most of the cooking so it's a fair arrangement. When I lived with my parents it was a similar arrangement - my mum always cooked so my dad did the dishes.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
8 Oct 09
we have a full tiem maid who does the basic cooking like rice, lentila nd vegetable. All special dishes are made by me. Especially non veg and difficult items like biryani, pulao and desserts. But I am a very lazy cook and I do not cook on a daily basis. It all depends on my mood and i like experimenting and trying out new dishes.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
8 Oct 09
Now, I have a servant who does the dishes for me. I used to do most of the dishes at home. My husband doesn't really like doing dishes, but he is good at cleaning. So, he does most of the cleaning at home and I do dishes and ironing which are borign tasks according to him. I got the maid at a cheap rate. I only pay five dollars per month for doing dishes. I live in Indai.
• United States
8 Oct 09
The dishwasher! I am lucky that my rented apartment came with a dishwasher, so I just pile everything in all day and run it once. It is me who fills and empties it though - my husband thinks he has performed some marvelous feat by carrying his plate into the kitchen! (No doubt many ladies are reading this and nodding!)
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Oct 09
We have a househelper and she does the dishes most of the time. during her days off, i and my husband take turns in doing the dishes and other house chores. i am in the proces of training my kids take on responsibility in doing the dishes, sweeping the floor, make sure all bottled water inside the ref are full, and other chores that they can work on. As a reward for a job well done, my kids can now enjoy watching the tv, play computer games and enjoy the food that i prepare for them.
• United States
7 Oct 09
I used to always do the dishes, until my boyfriend and his mother introduced me to their "cook doesn't clean" rule. It's great! Now, whenever I cook, my boyfriend does all the washing up, and vice versa. It's nice to have it balance out this way :)
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
I do the dishes. My husband works full time and since I'm a SAHM, no reason why I shouldn't take on the house stuff. Sometimes, when I'm about done in at the end of the day, he does volunteer to do the dinner dishes. This is a rare thing though. He's of the thinking that he can just leave dirty dishes in the sink (stuff he used while watching TV or working on the PC) and I'll tend to them in the morning.
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
we have a house helper who does the dishes most of the times. that would be breakfast and lunch when the children are out to school on weekdays. the 3 children only get to wash the dishes after supper. they take turns in washing the dishes everyday. it is always a source of arguments ... who washed last and whose turn it is today ..that sort of things.
• United States
7 Oct 09
I almost always do the dishes, although my husband sometimes takes them out of the dishwasher if I ask him to. I do all of the housework since I stay home now, but even when I worked and went back to college, most of the household chores fell to me. Funny how that works, isn't it?
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
7 Oct 09
my hubby is usually the one who does the dishes at home... i do the cooking and he does the washing... it is just fair, isn't it? since both of us are working full time together, so we have to share the workload equally... it works really well for me because i love cooking and he loves washing the dishes... :-) take care and have a nice day...