So, it’s been 14 days since we begin abstaining from the dishwasher, and it’s been good. Really, I only have positives to report, here goes:
- Andrew and Jackson both regularly clean their own dishes, and for the most part do it well.
- The pile up’s (dishes waiting to be washed or put away) stay so small that they can be easily eliminated while waiting on the mircowave or during commercials.
- We used the dishwasher one time, after a dinner party with our friends who are a family of 10. It felt perfectly approproiate and Jack helped put the dishes away when the load was done.
- It’s provided a great opportunity to develop personal accountability in the boys. Better now than when they start driving.
- Quote from Jeni:
“It’s been easier than I thought it would have been, and it’s produced a great sense of joy walking in the kitchen and the dishes always being done.”
I’d say we’re on the right track.