Doing dishes is by far my favorite chore. Every time I cook I try to use as many kitchen utensils so that I have more to wash. I always offer to do the dishes and insist if necessary; even if I am a guest at someone else’s home.
Reasons why I love doing the dishes:
1. So comfortable
Since I am short and sinks here in the US are large, my proportional short arms don’t let me wash dishes in a comfortable position since the faucet is never at a comfortable distance. My back has to be constantly slightly bent for me to reach the faucet and rinse every dish, and during the whole duration of the dish-washing process my knees lock up and my back strains causing me back pain.
I love back pains.
2. Back workout
Sometimes I choose to use the dishwasher and I fill it up over the course of a couple of days before I start it. A full dishwasher holds quite a bit of dishes to put away, which means having to bend down over and over to unload a full dishwasher. It helps my back problems.
I love being 25 and acting like an old lady.
3. Brings out the OCD
I love a house that is clean. I grew up in a house that was always clean and I got used to it. When I became a homemaker, I realized that I am kind of a clean-freak because I got spoiled about cleanliness. So I find myself washing dishes as much as possible while I am cooking, and after dinner even if there is a different activity I want or need to do.
Yesterday, as soon as I got up from the table and grabbed a few dirty dishes to take with me to the kitchen sink, I looked at the clock and found out that Jeopardy had just started playing. (I love Jeopardy). Instead of leaving the dirty dishes there and waiting to wash them until the show was over 30 minutes later, I had to go ahead and do the dishes (and pack a lunch), and then complain that the show was over when I was done.
If my husband offers to do the dishes and he doesn’t wash them soon enough, I end up doing them myself even though I told him to wash them whenever he wanted as long as it was that day.
I love how dirty dishes bring out the OCD in me.
4. Dry hands
Since I find myself washing dishes constantly (after breakfast, in between cooking, after lunch, in between cooking, after dinner, and after dessert), my hands are becoming really dry and I find that they get cuts more easily and they become itchy at night. I haven’t gotten into the habit of wearing hand lotion.
I love having itchy and dry hands.
In my lifetime, I will always have to do dishes because I will always be cooking and even if I get some help, there will always be some other dishes I need to wash.
I love that I am doomed to always having to do the chore I hate the most.
Note: If it wasn’t clear enough, this post was sarcastic. Doing dishes is my LEAST favourite chore.
What is your least favourite chore?