Some of you “empty nesters” may have on occasion had your grown children living back at home with you for short (or perhaps long) periods of time. Such is with us right now. It takes adjustments for all involved.
Fortunately, our sons do their own laundry. Oldest does all of the yard work. All in all, we don’t see much of them. However, we do find remnants of their lives at home…especially, in the kitchen sink!
Before we left on vacation, I mentioned to them that contrary to popular belief the dish fairy really doesn’t live here. Point was I did not want to return home to a sink full of dirty dishes. Seriously, how difficult is it to rinse a dish and place it in the dishwasher? I came home to a spotless house, kitchen included.
Shortly thereafter our return, dishes would again appear in the sink in the mornings. Guess who ended up cleaning them?
I reminded the folks in this household the dish fairy does not live here.
“There are no dishes in the sink. The dish fairy really does live here.”
Later I find more dishes in the sink. I decide to scope out the dish fairy. I stealthily slipped by the kitchen every time I heard a chip bag rustle or a glass clank. I stayed on kitchen guard for hours. Finally, I gave in and rinsed the dishes and placed them in the dishwasher.
“Wow, the dish fairy came again!”
Well, I knew the dish fairy most certainly had to be female. Seriously, how many men do you know willingly wash other people’s dishes?
I set up surveillance again. Tired of waiting, I took care of items left in the sink.
Rumor has it the dish fairy looks much like this…minus the smile; after all she’s doing the dishes!
…And NO, this dish fairy will not be visiting your house!
Seriously, being such a minor complaint to what some of my friends have told me, things look good around here…