I’m as normal as any mom, most days. There are just a few things that make me go crazy, make my eye twitch and require a straight jacket. One of them is how dishes are put in the dishwasher. By put in, I mean, cleaned off and put in to be washed.
I was brought up that when you put the dishes in the dishwasher, you must thoroughly wash and rinse the dishes off before putting them in. This has worked well for me since I was 16 and while I lived on my own and even when I first got married. In the past few years I have noticed that while taking the dishes out of the dishwasher, some were still dirty and had food stuck on them. I thought it was weird as we had a pretty decent dishwasher. Then we upgraded and still had that problem. I started noticing my hubby has been placing dishes in the dishwasher (gasp) without washing them off. Putting them in there with crud still on the plates.
You can imagine my horror. This is not how we do dishes. I told him that and for about 3 weeks he protested and didn’t do dishes. So I let the sink get very full, and I still had to do dishes. Then me, the dish washing police made a rule, if you cook, you have to do dishes. So hubby did dishes. And wouldn’t you know his coffee cup came out of the dishwasher, with coffee crud still in it!
Then I find that tops and bottoms of items aren’t washed together. I found the blender of my quick shake washed, the but top and bottom of it, not washed. Another Tupperware container with the top washed and the bottom still in the sink. The entire piece needs to be washed or I don’t put them away! O’Hana! Nothing gets left behind. I know, a little over the top, but that is what goes on in my head. It’s like washing one sock of a set and waiting until the next week to wash the other.
My eye should be twitching and a crink in my neck. I showed him and told him if he didn’t start washing them properly, I was gonna “what?” he asked sarcastically. “HIRE A MAID!” I said. Maybe that will get him to follow the dishwasher police guidelines. Time will tell.
Is it just me or do you have this problem too?