Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Things to learn from the dishes

  • Don't try taking turns on different nights. The girls prefer doing it all together.
  • Rinsing is a VERY important step when you're learning to wash dishes. (granted, tuna noodle casserole makes for messy water very quickly)
  • At this age, they beg to do the dishes. so let them.
  • Have all the pre-dinner dishes done and a sink of clean soapy water ready before you sit down to dinner.
  • Aprons are a must! =) note to self: make them each another apron in case they don't get cleaned, dried, folded all in one day.
  • giggling and messes are okay
  • thank whoever invented plastic plates. =)
  • Remember how fun it was to do dishes at Grandma's house every summer
  • Working together makes jobs go faster and chores more fun.
  • Plan for a BIG kitchen next time around.


grammynurse said...

What fun and what big helpers

Saminda said...

I really like this post Tamra. It's so nice to see the girls at the sink there together!
Nice to think of them as teenagers working along side one another isn't it?
Your cinnamon rolls look really good. Maybe I'll get to baking bread dough again sometime soon...

PS. Did I leave a big container of wipes at your house recently?

Tanya said...

What big girls!!! Catie's hair is sooo dark--I didn't recognize her!

Kelly said...

I love this post!! And how much do I love that your gals are doing the dishes for you?! :o)