I’ve never really been much of a chore person.  And the chore that I’ve always despised? Dishes!  Last year, living alone, I would let the dishes pile up all week and then grudginly clean them on Saturday because I had no plates or bowls left!  Whenever Kyle came to visit he always found a stack of dishes piled high in the sink just waiting for his scrubbing power.   I know, it really wasn’t fair…but that’s how much I hated doing dishes.

This year, I made a resolution, “I am going to do dishes this year.”  The first week, I found myself saying, “Hey, this isn’t actually too bad if I do it on a daily basis.”  But still, I was bothered. Pressing up against the sink scrubbind and rinsing the dishes clean I always got my clothes all wet. It seemed that water from the sink would purposefully jump out an attack me!  Frustrated that dish completion meant that I would have to change my outfit for the day, I decided that action needed to be taken.  An apron was ordered.

“What in the world?” Kyle said when it arrived and I spun around the kitchen modeling it for him.

“I know, it’s super cheesy,” I replied, “but because it’s so cheesy and silly it makes me laugh every time I put it on.”

“Well, if you’re smiling while you’re doing dishes, then go ahead I guess,” Kyle conceeded.

So now, I not only do dishes, I do them with a smile on my face.



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  1. Kyle
    September 19, 2009

    Soooo cute!

  2. Susan ("Kyle's Mom")
    September 19, 2009

    I love your “dish washing outfit”. Where did you get it? I need some of those cute gloves. 🙂

  3. September 19, 2009

    I love it!!!! I wear an apron when I wash dishes too. 🙂 Mine isn’t nearly as cute, but it is monogrammed with my first initial. Plus, Steve has a matching one. Does that earn cuteness points?

  4. Dad
    October 8, 2009

    With the apron you look more and more like Aunt Jan everyday. Now you just have to bake as well as her, which I am sure you will soon.

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