Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Monster in my Kitchen!

(a re-post from the earlier blogging days, for some of my new readers)
There is a monster in my kitchen! ........You would think I could get rid of it, with just 2 people living here, and use the space more wisely. This monster fakes me out every time I give in and let its call beckon me; to let it do something for me that I already know good and well I can do better and quicker myself! It pleads with me, like a small child saying, "I wanna help! " .... just to find that I have to do at least half the job again anyway. I have to bend over and "bow" to it whenever I let it bribe me by its beckoning presence. Soon as its mouth is open I have lost the battle. I have to fill that mouth, and it will take many handfuls of what it likes best to ever get to the place where I can shut its mouth and silence the guilt within myself for allowing it to be open in the first place. Then there is the constant "bowing" again, to undo what I previously did at the start! And, deep inside I know ...... I know ..... that that so-called time-saver is actually a waste of MY time.

And really, I could get better results asking a toddler to clean up his plate than I do from this monster that I am slave to....

So ........ If anyone would want to take my dish-washer, and replace it with a nice cupboard of 2 shelves and a deep drawer, I would be ever grateful!

( Are you listening, dear hubby? )

5 comments:

Tina. said...

LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Love the discription!

Rose said...

Too funny! Well written too. Love it!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

So funny! I have never wanted a dishwasher. When we moved into our country home... in the kitchen sat "your monster's" cousin.. a dishwasher. I had my husband remove it and yes, that extra space is wonderful! lol. Enjoyed reading. Blessings, Kathleen

~GweN~ said...

Well Mom...As i was reading your blog entry...I started thinking...Is it really that bad? Are you really a slave to that "monster"? How bad can it possibly be? It is a convience you know...and it is the 2000's. So yea...you had me going for a little bit. When I reached the closure of your entry...I felt like a complete idiot! You were talking about the dishwasher!!!!! So I had to rewind my thoughts as I sat here and laughed to myself. I agree Mom... us kids should be close enough to you to do them dishes anyways!!! LOL Just for the record...I was sure you were talking about the "GAS STOVE"!!!!!!!! *Big Smiles* Love you Mom...and I would love to come over and do them for you....just to be able to see you =)

Piecefulafternoon said...

Ohhh I adore my monster - I gladly give up the shelves and deep drawer - it is the first monster I've had in my kitchen and I always want it around - always. :-)