Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A hated chore

I have a little confession to make, one I think that every mom can attest to but probably won't. Perhaps, I'm breaking a sacred mommy bylaw by this confession but I have to tell someone. Try not to judge me too harshly.

I give the chores I hate to do to my kids.

Now that the secret is out let me clarify - there is one job inparticular that I have a loathing distane for. It's completely irrational and really no good reason whatsoever for my dislike of this chore but every day I pawn it off on one of my older kids to do. And what do you know, they gripe about it too. Then again, they gripe over every chore.

I hate emptying a clean dishwasher.

There, I said it. I can't stand it. For some reason the tedium of taking clean dishes out of the dishwasher and putting them away just makes my skin crawl. I can be faced with a sink full of week old dishes, caked with old food that has taken on a science project religion and not squeam. I can dutifully clean up vomit, poop, and urine from both my kids and a variety of animals and not blink an eye or dry heave. Which I think is pretty impressive since the hubby gags at dirty diapers. And he's been to Iraq. But if that damned machine is full of crystal clear glistening dishware I avoid it like the plague. And then demand whatever closest kid is available to "undo the dishes, please". 

I'm not particularly proud of this weakness but there it is. And I know I can't be the only one, so who will come forward with me and announce their most hated chore? And how do you try and get out of doing it?


therandomfamily said...

That's perfect!!! I hate washing dishes, you hate unloading! We can just trade off. Now, if only we were closer..... :)

Ara said...

Everything is my hated chore. I hate cleaning! I love to cook and clean the kitchen only because I have to. I ignore all other chores if at all possible.

Sarah said...

I hate putting away laundry. It piles up and up and up! :(

Sarah Faith said...

I make my kids unload the dishwasher and put away laundry, too. I think it's all the walking around one must do to get it done properly that I hate. LOL

sproutingflowers said...

I'm not too fond of unloading the dishwasher either. That and sorting the laundry. Ugh! I can't wait till my 4-year-old is just a bit older so I can make her sort laundry for me. Last time, I made Hubby do it. He unloads the dishwasher for me sometimes too.

(Do you also feed your kids the foods from your plate that you don't like? I've been known to fork over bell peppers and tomatoes to my one-year-old when I don't want to eat them.)