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
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.


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


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

  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.

  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

  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

  5. ironing is strictly against my religion.

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


  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????

  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.

  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?

  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;)...

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  16. BAHAHHAAA!!! Too funny!

  17. 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.

  18. Hoping all is well.