Jul 172012

Do you have a chore you absolutely despise doing? I’m not one to love chores in the first place, but my most dreaded chore is doing dishes. I loathe it. Some people talk about how doing dishes by hand is relaxing. I’m happy for them and they can come relax at my house anytime.

Our first 8 years of marriage we did not have a dishwasher. So there were a lot of dishes to do by hand. This wouldn’t have been so bad if dishes weren’t one of my husband’s most dreaded chores as well.

Unsolicited dating advice: if he hates the same chores as you do, he’s not marriage material. Just kidding. Mostly.

I’ve said that Dan and I do our best not to keep score in our marriage, but when it came to dishes with no dishwasher that’s exactly what we did. We played Uno. And kept score. And the loser did dishes. The winner got the great prize of doing any other necessary cleaning besides dishes.

Now for the first time ever we have a dishwasher. And I have an unhealthy attachment to it. I literally find myself thanking God for our dishwasher on a weekly basis. If it breaks, you’ll probably find me crying in the closet. And breaking out the Uno deck.

What chore(s) do you most dread?

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  11 Responses to “The Worst Chore Ever”

  1. That’s hysterical about the UNO. We have always said “loser does the dishes!” when paying games.
    I despise dusting. It’s just so useless which is prob why I never do it. Ha!

  2. “I’m happy for them and they can come relax at my house anytime.” <–this made me laugh :D

    I don't like chores either. It's like dreaded exercise for me; I know it's good for me but I really like the part when it's done. The worst chores are the ones that take such a big production, like washing windows, sweeping and mopping and cleaning the shower stalls. Ugh, I'd take dishes over those any day.

    • Yeah, the showers are low on my list of chores I can stand. But sweeping and mopping don’t bother me too much. Glad I made you laugh. :)

  3. I have to agree with the dishes. We didn’t have a dishwasher until last year, and now I realize why I hated dishes so much…we run our dish washer 3-4 times per day…so that was a lot of handwashing! I guess that is the price I pay for making all my meals/snacks from scratch. I think I might want to turn to modern convenience and start buying bread again :-)

    • Whew, that is a lot of dishes! Good for you for making everything from scratch. We’re baby stepping our way to eating more whole/natural foods.

  4. “I’m happy for them and they can come relax at my house anytime.” — I literally laughed out loud! Loved that. :-)

  5. [...] Because you get all sweaty and it takes forever and it’s gross. Try playing Uno for who has to do it. [...]

  6. [...] is one of my favorite things, baby or not. Because I loathe doing dishes. We didn’t have a dishwasher when our daughter was a baby so I’m especially grateful [...]

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