Friday, November 18, 2011

The Dishes

So, my mom always freaks out after dinner that we will leave her in the kitchen to clean up the mess all by herself. Admittedly, it's happened a few times for several consecutive years. So, as a solution, we all have our unofficially assigned chores. Sam clears the table. Lorin rinses the dishes. Judy packs up leftovers. I put the dishes in the dishwasher. Pretty good system, right?
Here's the thing: I'm busy. I usually have hours of homework to procrastinate. So after dinner, I often bolt down to my room to put the dishes away later. Which is fine. Except that I usually forget about the dishes. Which leads to my dad poking his head in my room at 11 saying "don't forget to put the dishes in the dishwasher" or worse, it leads to me coming upstairs to go to school the next day faced with a pile of dishes. It's infuriating.
I want a house elf.

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