The focus of this blog post though: dishwasher loading. Is it an issue for you, if the dishwasher is not loaded properly? I sometimes wonder if there is a medical term associated with my problem.
In the new, not-quite-finished kitchen (don't get me started), we included two dishwashers. It seemed a bit extravagant, but I am glad we did. Our plumber friend was like, 'why not?' He pointed out that if one broke, we would still have one. He also asked who uses their dishwasher more than us?
|5 of the 6 kid cups - note the yellow one|
full of protein shake aftermath.
Load that puppy and start fresh is what I say!
I did order colored cups on Amazon. These have been an awesome addition to our kitchen. Now the kids have an assigned cup color (which helps), but they still end up using more than one cup a day.
|Two side by side dishwashers|
compliments of 'Self-Taught' -
kind of silly looking, right?
Now that I have two dishwashers, guess what? It is my secret daily mission to fit everything into one! I know. I know. Nuts. Believe me, there are days when we run both dishwashers because I have baked a ton, or cooked a ton, or hosted something.
Other days, I enjoy the challenge of 'Well, well, well, we can get this all to fit, right?!" The idea is that the kids load their own stuff. Of course. They are old enough . . .but capable? They do load - at times, but do they load it RIGHT? Hardly.
It makes Coach lose his mind to watch me re-load the dishwasher just as I am about to go to bed. If there are dishes in the sink, and it is not enough to warrant running the 2nd dishwasher, then why wouldn't I spend 5 minutes making them all fit? If the bowls are all loaded using the next set of prongs rather than skipping a set of prongs, then more bowls will fit. It is elementary, right?
I guess this falls into the 'it will only get done right, if I do it myself' category. Anyone else out there with a similar mindset?
I love those dishwashers! And they don't look crazy at all being side by side because they don't even look like dishwashers!!
My kids are the worst at loading a dish washer. And that's if they even manage to move them to the dishwasher. Typically they just put them in the sink. But in their defense (sort of) it seems that the dishwasher is always running or that it's full of clean dishes.
And there is no way in he!! I would stand for used cups sitting around on the counter all day. What's the point of having a beautiful kitchen if it's going to be cluttered all the time?!
This JUST happened . . . so exciting. I started puking at 5 am. Ok, that is not exciting. I had to cancel my babysitting people. Bummer. When I finally ventured downstairs from my cave, I discovered that my children (not sure which one, but I intend to find out and include a lil something extra for him/her in my will) had emptied BOTH dishwashers. Without being told!!! There is hope, people!
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