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Kitchen Observations

Category: Life As I Know It | Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:24 am

Here are some things that I have noticed happening in our kitchen.

If a certain dish or utensil is needed, but is not where it is supposed to be the next best thing will be substituted instead of looking for it or, heaven forbid, actually washing it.

For example:

If cereal bowls are not available, mixing bowls are used.

If glasses are not available, coffee cups are used (and vice versa).

If teaspoons are not available, tablespoons are used.

If butter knives are not available, steak knives are used.

If the dishwasher is full of clean dishes, dirty dishes will be piled in the sink.

If the dishwasher is full of dirty dishes, dirty dishes will be piled in the sink.

If the dishwasher is empty, dirty dishes will be piled in the sink (there seems to be a pattern here).

If something doesn't come clean in the dishwasher it will remain in there and get washed over and over again in hopes that the dishwasher will somehow magically find a way to get it clean. It doesn't normally see daylight again until someone desperately needs it, at which point it will be pulled out and hand-washed (albeit rather begrudgingly).

If the trash can is full the trash will stack up until I tell one of the boys to take it out. The one I tell to take it out always says, "I didn't notice that it was so full", even though they just took three minutes to carefully balance a balled up paper towel on top of the heap.

Someone always tears open the cereal bag so that the cereal doesn't flow out smoothly. Inevitably, this means that cereal scatters all over the counter as soon as the box is tipped over.

If I pour milk into a bowl of cereal with big flakes the milk always seems to hit dead center on the one flake that is sitting flat, causing a small stream of milk to ricochet out of the bowl and all over the counter.

I never know we are out of milk until after I have poured a bowl of cereal.

Boxes of cereal are put back in the cabinet with barely enough cereal left in them to cover the bottom of a bowl, but no one ever takes the blame for it.

For some reason, sugar always falls off of the spoon just before it reaches its destination.

If it is liquid, it will spill.

If it is not liquid, it will spill.

If it is grape juice, it will spill onto something that stains easily.

The biggest spills always come immediately after the floor has been mopped.

I have been known to remove the burner cover and then turn on the stove, only to find out that I had removed the wrong burner cover (we've had to replace a few).

The toaster either burns toast or pops it up before it is done.

It is easy to tell when someone ate toast for breakfast because the butter has crumbs in it or, worse yet, jelly.

And finally, my personal favorite. We buy bananas. They turn black on the counter. We throw away the bananas. We buy more bananas.

Sound familiar?

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eileen wrote on Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:52 pm:

Oh yes nearly all of those seem to happen here too. I don't have a dishwasher though so that's one set of problems eliminated although others take their place.
Sponges don't get squeezed out properly after use so when you pick them up soapy water trails all over the place. Jar lids don't get replaced correctly and tend to fall off when you lift them out of cupboards.
My husband maintains that the kitchen is so full of hazards that it's better just not to go in there!!


toni wrote on Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:32 pm:

The dirty dishes in the sink is the big problem around here. I have to make an announcement to family members that the dishwasher is now accepting contributions to get any in there.

If it wasn't for tupperware or mixing bowls I would most of the time have to eat cereal out of the box and that gets really messy.


eclecticgarden wrote on Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:04 pm:

That's funny Toni. Your comment about Tupperware reminded me of another "kitchen" story that I wrote a few years back. I'll have to see if I can find it.

MissPotter wrote on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:42 pm:

:) Since when did you move into my home??? Lol, as annoying as it is, i am glad to see I'm not the only one that goes through these things. The dishes are my biggest problem, then it's the garbage, then it's the bath room, i have 2 teenage girls, so curling irons, wands, straighteners, make up, makeup remover, etc, etc, just lay on the counter. Drives me nuts

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