One of the blessings about not having a dishwasher.....
Who am I kidding? The ONLY blessing about not having a dishwasher is that we have built-in quality time with each other every day of the week right after dinner. We have a rotating schedule of chores and one lucky girl gets to spend some time with dad each night as they wash, dry, and put away the dishes by hand.
In order to make the time go by easily and to distract from the actual chore part of the chore, we've taken to listening to comedy routines via our "Jerry Seinfeld" Pandora station.
Here's a favorite one from Mr. Seinfeld. I know the Olympics are already a distant memory, but I think we can all get a chuckle out of this.
Let me tell you - some of our funniest family moments are generated by these sketches. Laughter over dishes works wonders.
And what's more, Kate seems to have a knack for memorizing this stuff and just pulls it out of her brain at the right moments to lighten the mood around her.
Maybe that's the Second Blessing of not having a dishwasher.
It will take me a looooooong time to think of a third. So I won't.