Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Hardest Part About Adopting

from China...

The cleaning of the chopsticks.

True story.

They either fall through the cracks of the dishwasher and get seared/partially catch fire on the heating element
or
they fall partially through the cracks and then snap in two when I ever so impatiently ram the dishwasher door closed.

The end.

Oh, If I may interject. I beg of you not to suggest that I hand wash them.

Beg.
Of.
You.

I don't hand wash nuthin.
Or dry clean
or iron
or
or well
never mind.
I better not let out too many of my housekeeping secrets.

20 comments:

  1. NO ironing...no wonder you have all boys!:)

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  2. Gasp! You don't hand was ANYTHING? Nuthin? But, your precious pots and pans...and steak knives...and chopsticks!

    I can't even imagine. I just can't.

    And my dishwater-old-lady hands show it.

    Just buy disposable chopsticks. That's my solution for you.

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  3. I have the same problem with the chopsticks! It's kind of like socks - when one dies/gets lost, I have an uneven number for a while until another one bites the dust. Fortunately, most of my chopsticks match, which isn't the case for the socks :P

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  4. yay ~ i found another non-ironing gal! now i don't feel so guilty...hehe. :)

    Of course, i would NEVER suggest You to hand wash them...that's what you have kids for...lol

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  5. ironing is strictly against my religion.

    as is folding those blankety blank fitted sheets.
    and having an organized fridge.

    :)

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  6. hmmmm? don't know what to tell ya....

    maybe there is a special chopstick basket thing-y that you can put into your dishwasher????

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  7. now that's a real life adoption post!

    I don't iron... ever. or dry clean... ever.

    or have an organized fridge. or closet. or anything for that matter.

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  8. Would something like this work (it doesn't show the dimensions). http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Flexible-Dishwasher-Basket-Colors/dp/B0035ER4TS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323239082&sr=8-1

    Or the other suggestion is to find a mesh bag that you typically use for laundry. Put them in that & then lay them flat on the top rack?

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  9. Ok, that does not qualify as a blog, especially after 2 months of NOTHING!!! Just lay the chopsticks flat in the top shelf with a couple of glasses on top to hold them down. And start blogging again!

    Love and blessings 0;)...

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  10. Well your a step ahead of me- I don't even wash them! Hot water and put them back in the drawer!
    No ironing or hand washing dishes for me either!

    It they come out of the dryer looking bad I just rewash!! And hope!

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  11. I used to send tons of things through the dishwasher (to sanatize). One trick I figured out was to send things through in small mesh bags that were made for laundry (you know what I'm talking about?). I supposed any other plastic object (or maybe even that craft stuff that is plastic and all of those little squares) in your silverware thing would work.

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  12. Get the basket that attaches to your dishwasher rack that is used to wash nipples dor baby bottles.

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  13. Wondering how much disposable chop stick would cost per year? Hmmm?

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  14. Wondering how much disposable chop stick would cost per year? Hmmm?

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  15. Sonia, oh my goodness. I was just thinking about this the other day. I have lost sooo many chopsticks in that dishwasher those exact ways. I feel such a bond to my fellow China mama's. Ha! Love it.

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  16. Totally makes me laugh because we have this trouble all the time ourselves. I was seriously thinking that dishwasher baskets need to have smaller holes or one section specifically for fancy twirly straws and chopsticks. They need a mom to design those things.

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  17. Hoping all is well.

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