“Who’s glass is this on the side?” me, said with a big sigh.
“Mine I had a drink earlier” one of my children, you can pick which one.
“The dishwasher is only half full, couldn’t you have put it in there instead?” me.
“Whose bowl is this on the side and who left their glass on the dining table?” me, slightly fed up.
“Oh sorry forgot” one of them answers and puts both the glass and the plate on the kitchen side.
“Right guys can we all start using a bit of consideration, when you finish with something put it in the dishwasher. You don’t have to put it on the side if the dishwasher is empty” me, getting slightly frazzled.
“Whose glass is this on the side? What did I say yesterday about putting things in the dishwasher?” early morning so I am not the chirpiest of people.
“Its mine, I left it on the side as I was going to have a drink later”
“Later? How much later? 5 minutes or 5 hours? “ me just before I hit my head against a wall.
Thursday all day
Kids at their dads, no glasses, plates or bowls on the side.
“Whoever left their plate on the coffee table please put it in the dishwasher “
Imagine shuffling sound as one of them picks up the plate and puts it’s in the dishwasher mumbling something about they were just about to do it before I asked.
Saturday all day
“Right there is two glasses in the lounge, one plate on the table, I don’t care who’s it is but someone put it in the dishwasher and both of you load the dishwasher together please. “Me, through clenched teeth trying not to scream. “Without killing each other for once please”
“It’s not my stuff, I didn’t leave it there” they both answer!
Sunday all day
They are at their Dads and the house is quiet and tidy. Proof I am not going mad and its not me leaving the glasses, plates and bowls on the side.
Start at the top and repeat.
If any one can tell me when this repetitive cycle actually stops do let me know.