Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An affair to remember (how to do the dishes)

Dear Boys (yes even the big boy)

Here is today's instruction manual. Dishes and the dish washer.

Like the laundry room, the dish washer is not locked. The only time you cannot open it is when it is running (more on that later) you can feel free to put your dirty dishes inside. Glasses go on top, plates bowls etc on the bottom. There is a little basket for the silver ware, you can put your forks, knives and spoons in there.

When you go to dump out the glass of milk that you didn't drink and whined asked for, please pour it into the sink, not on the pans that are in the sink or into another cup in the sink.

You can place your spoon and bowl into the sink, you do not need to throw them in order to spray dirty water and old milk across the kitchen.

Please feel free to clear your plates when you are done eating Unless you are going to start leaving a tip on the table do it yourself. My names not Flo.

Now a few special instructions for the big boy.

Please note when you say "I am going to clean the kitchen" I expect to see a clean kitchen. You equate clean kitchen with loading the dishes in the dishwasher. That would be "I am going to load the dishwasher"

Here is your checklist for "I am going to clean the kitchen"

Load the dishwasher
Clean the pots and pans, magic happens when that sponge touches the pans, trust me, it is not to be missed
Wash out the sink
Sweep and use a wet Swiffer when the spots are big enough to notice
Clean the counters, table, stove top and any other place you see sticky hand prints

" I am going to load the dishwasher" would be just that dishes into the dishwasher

Tomorrow boys we tackle potties, the good, the bad and the fact that there are 2 seats!


Deb said...


Need to give this letter to my boys.

LOL on clean the kitchen v load the dishwasher...weird, same thing happens at my house :)

Babes Mami said...

Where were these posts when my brothers were little!

Tammy said...

I need to print this out for my family! Especially the milk cup that is half full. Ours usually stay on the counter but hubby is the one who dumps everything into the sink...and ususally puts something over the drain. So frustrating! :)

Thanks for the sweet comment on Shells' BFF!