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Does anyone say "I'll wash, you dry" anymore? Or was that just a cozy-up line from yesteryear?

asked by bugbitten over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Mostly air dry here, but there are some things that a re-wash and hand dry in the morning, because they look better when they're buffed a bit.

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added over 4 years ago

We say "I'll load, you unload".

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added over 4 years ago

Exactly! But is this a dying art?

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added over 4 years ago

Well I am still alive doing it. And my daughter is doing it. And maybe when she marries and has children they will do it....perhaps I put it in my will as a condition.

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added over 4 years ago

Perhaps AntoniaJames could draw up the documents.

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added over 4 years ago

Our pediatrician told my mother that letting the dishes air dry was a healthier choice, back in the days when drying was the practice. My mother was thrilled to follow the doctor's advice.
But I do remember the wash and dry marathons at family Thanksgiving dinners when we had real dishes, glasses and silverware 26 (as the grandchildren arrived). And all the serving dishes, baking and roasting dishes too. A major undertaking, but fondly remembered.

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added over 4 years ago

Still happens at my house nearly every night.

I'm not sure my wife and I would have it any other way.

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added over 4 years ago

Nice to hear that.

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added over 4 years ago

I Wash, and he dries! It doesn't happen every day, as sometimes air drying is easier, but washing and drying provides an opportunity to have a talk about the day, and plan things that we might not talk about otherwise. I dream of a dishwasher though!!

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added over 4 years ago

You sound quite happy. Please don't tell your husband that you dream of that old boyfriend, even if he is only a dishwasher.

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added over 4 years ago

In our house it's more like, "I'll cook, you clean up!" But we trade back and forth regularly.

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added over 4 years ago

I think that's where most people are on this.