Huh, doing dishes daily is a real thing! Who knew??? (Well for starters, Granny, Mama, Kristen C., Nicole….. and every other cleanie in the world.) And I must confess, deep in my slobbiest of hearts, I knew it too.
(Does this look like the slobbiest of hearts?????)
I just spent the last 4 decades pretending I didn’t. My Mama raised me right, I just chose to let my slob side over rule my training. Now, I’m shaking my head at myself. How many, many, MANY hours of forced torture did I put myself and my family through, to panic clean before a party, company, etc???? So many that it was probably literally YEARS of our lives.
Sometimes, it wasn’t a conscious choice, due to my thyroid and depression issues. But, to be truthful, other times, it WAS a deliberate choice, cuz I just didn’t feel like it. But, guess what? Grown ups have to do what’s needed, whether they want to or not. (Which I also really knew deep down, but pretended I didn’t. It’s so exhausting to keep denying reality!!) Now, I’m finally on the path to applying that (consistently) to my home.
So, back to doing the dishes daily. Everyone *cough*Mama*cough, told me it’s so much easier if ya just go ahead and DO them!!! And, when I did, I discovered, BY Golly, they’re right!!! Doncha just hate when that happens???? ME too.
So, today, after I ate breakfast, I put my dishes in the sink.
And STARTED to walk away. Then, I paused and thought “DIN DIN, (do it now) you’ll be glad later.” So, I did. Later today, when I go to eat lunch, I’m gonna see my empty sink, and smile. Yes, indeed, I’ll be glad I did the dishes this day.