With three little boys in my house, you’d think that my least favorite chore would be cleaning the bathrooms. I have no idea when or if boys ever really develop perfect aim. But, it really doesn’t take that long to clean. I hold my breath and power through.
Or maybe my least favorite should be the laundry. Which I have to admit, easily gets out of control, especially with both school and sports clothes. 3 boys x 5 school outfits/week x 2-3 soccer practice outfits x game day uniforms x church clothes x pajamas x the number of times they randomly strip and then need something new to wear because they can’t find what they took off = a frightening amount of laundry. And that doesn’t even take into consideration wet pool/beach clothes during the summer or Hubs’ and my clothes. Eeeek! And while I hope to replace my ten year old washer and dryer that we picked the size of back before kids, I can still almost keep up with the laundry. Or at least, shove it all in the laundry room and not worry about how far behind I am as long as everyone has something clean to wear.
Instead, my least favorite chore is the dishes.
The dishes are my old nemesis. Going back to when I was a young girl and was first assigned this chore. I think that I was allergic to the dish soap we had in my house because my hands, arms, feet and even partway down my legs would turn bright red, swell a little bit, and itch when I was doing the dishes. Which my mother put down to me being a drama queen.
In any case, I hated it. Sometimes, when it was my turn to do the dishes, my mom would give me a choice: either do the dishes OR scrub the bathroom and kitchen floors plus vacuum and dust the living room and dining room. I always gladly turned over the dishes to her.
When I moved into my first place as a just-out-of-college teacher, it had a dishwasher and I was thrilled. Even though I was living alone and had a pathetic amount of dishes to wash- I still used the dishwasher.
But since then, Hubs and I have lived in a variety of places- some with dishwashers and some without.
Though we’ve had one here, it hasn’t worked for over a year.
So it was back to handwashing for me. Which led to using an awful lot more plastic/paper products because ohmygosh does a family of five create a lot of dishes in one day.
But yesterday, we had a GE® Hybrid Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher with Hidden Controls installed in our kitchen.
And I might have shed some tears of joy over its beauty. And the thought of not having to handwash any more dishes.
I immediately loaded it up and ran a load of dishes… because you know that since I KNEW this was being installed today, I didn’t exactly do the dishes yesterday(and maybe the day before that *cough, cough*).
And while I don’t think I’ll ever love to do the dishes, I think maybe cleaning the bathrooms and doing the laundry are going to move to the top of my list of least favorite household chores.
What is your least favorite household chore?
GE Appliances has provided me with this dishwasher for review purposes. All opinions are my own.