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Saturday, December 21, 2013

You Can Always Tell When It's The Baby's Turn To Do The Dishes...

It's easier to just to leave it all up to her anyway. But here's a "how to" that I find handy when The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken isn't home to intercept the baby's help:

Hide the silverware (so that she doesn't realize you are beginning to unload the dishwasher).

Hand wash pots and pans in an attempt to delay the inevitable.

Take spices away from baby and explain that glass bottles aren't really a toy. Clean up one last speck of glass from the last time she thought playing with glass would be fun.

Wait until the baby's back is turned to wash out her favorite pot. Step around baby as she removes her second favorite pot from the cabinet.

Pull out the bottom rack of the dishwasher as quietly as possible. When baby comes running, explain that you weren't really emptying the dishwasher, just setting the table.


Hurry to grab each dish from the baby as she empties the bottom rack so that no more get broken today.


Tell baby not to bang the glass table with the ceramic dishes. Take baby off the dining room table and un-set the table.

Stop to change a diaper.

Hurry to grab each dish from the baby as she empties the top rack.


Try to put dirty dishes into the dishwasher faster than the baby can empty them, all while repeating, "These are dirty dishes! They stay 'in in in!'"

Give up until after the baby has gone to bed. Decide to fix her lunch for the next day instead.

Spend the entire time repeating, "This wa-wa (water) is for tomorrow. You already have wawa right there!" and "This moe-eesh (more please) is for tomorrow. You can eat that moe-eesh that's on your plate."



7 comments:

ehall said...

You're making me nostalgic for my own toddlers... enjoy every precious moment!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I do, thanks shall!!! :-)

Tracy said...

I love when they wear their footed onesies…makes me miss snuggling my girls :)
I am surprised our dishwasher door didn't break because Kristy would do exactly what your little cutie does.
Hope she is as excited about emptying out the dishwasher when she is older ;)

The Ceol Mors said...

Oh she is a mischievous one but oh, what a sweet little mischief maker you have. Well worth any and all broken dishes to see that smile!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Wouldn't that be nice Tracy?!?!?

Cid - She's been putting your theory to the test! Luckily I break a fair number myself so I can't really blame her. :-) :-)

Janet said...

Love the pics! Our daughter showed absolutely no interest in the dishwasher as a toddler, and still none as a college student when home on vacation! :)

Jill said...

That's funny Janet! Maybe this one will turn out to do chores willingly! :-)

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