What do your kids or husband do that drives you crazy?


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Is anyone with me on this!?

The thing that drives me crazy at home? My husband and all my kids do this to me. They leave their dirty dishes in the sink without rising them. Just rinse it! The food gets stuck on there, and I do the dishes. You know what I’m talking about? The cereal bowl get left and the cereal is stuck on there. It’s been sitting all day or night depending if I’m at work. And that really drives me nuts! Can you just rinse your dish?! It’s not that much to ask. Totally drives me insane! Is anyone else with me on this?

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19 Responses to Is anyone with me on this!?

  1. Debby says:

    My favorite kitchen appliance is my dish washing machine. I kid you not! I love it and cannot live without it. I love it more than my slow cooker, my smoothie blender, my knife set, my state-of-the-art toaster oven and my microwave. Even if the other people fail to rinse their dishes, the dish washing machine (plus my reliable dish washing POWDER detergent – DON’T use liquids, they aren’t as effective) will get off even the dried-on foods (avocado mush is the most challenging).

    My challenge is getting them to actually place their used dishes inside the dishwasher. The other challenge: getting them to position the glass, bowl, plate properly :(

    • Dana says:

      I’m so on board with this!! I have tried everything from rewards, putting the dirty dishes in their room (get the hint kids) to going plain nuts. Has anyone come up with a sure fire way to get the family to actually put them in the dishwasher??? I’ve run out of ideas… help!! = }

  2. Tor Carlson says:

    Are you kidding me…right on!!! This single father with custody of two wonderful teenagers is right there with you. Best part is when they keep stacking them to top of sink and say ” dad they gotta soak”. How about get your hands wet, rinse and scrub if need be. You won’t melt.

  3. Heather says:

    I’m totally with you! It drives me crazy. I figure the older two at nearly 12 and 10 they are plenty old enough to rinse their dishes (the little two – 5 and 3 – don’t rinse yet, but they are already better at actually putting their dishes in the kitchen instead of leaving them wherever like my older ones tend to do). My husband makes dinner sometimes and somehow he uses three times as many pots and pans as I ever do. And he never, ever so much as puts water in them. A while back I told him how frustrating it is to try to clean them later and he honestly had never thought about it. The last couple times he cooked he’s been better about washing or putting water in them so I have hope!

  4. Laura says:

    I’m with you! Especially when the dishwasher is RIGHT next to the sink where the dishes can go immediatly after rinsing!!!!

  5. Amanda F says:

    Ugh! Hate that! It is kind of expected from my 2 year old son. But drives me crazy when the 7 year olds and my husband do it. Makes you wonder are they capable of even getting clean in the shower?? :)

  6. Angela says:

    What drives me crazy is when they leave dirty dishes on the counter next to the dishwasher. Yet can’t put them inside the dishwasher.

  7. Sandra says:

    LOL, why yes, I understnd. And the thing is there is a dishwasher right next to the sink. Imagine that.

  8. Ingrid says:

    Yes! My husband is a “rinser” so that’s not a problem but I have given many “speeches” to the kids thanking them for leaving me “concrete” on the the dishes. Calling THEM back to the kitchen to deal with the now concrete-like dirty dishes does help…until they slack off again!!

  9. Arron says:

    Ha ha!! Candace, that’s too funny! Mine used to leave the wet dishcloth balled up in the sink!! GROSS! By afternoon it was all slimy! I completely agree about just rinsing the dishes. I usually do it for everyone so that dishwashing is made easier later! And, my hubby’s really good at taking his turn with the dishes. He’s so sweet! Hugs and Jesus Bless you as you work to fulfill the role he gave you!!

  10. stephanie says:

    I’m with you…i hear you. that is so gross! ew!

  11. debbie says:

    O yea. Preach it sista….drives me insane..come on now

  12. Mary Etta Brose says:

    I am the exact opposite. I can’t stand finding glasses , bowls or plates in the sink filled with water cuz my husband thinks it needs to soak. If you can take the time to fill it up with water, you might as well wash it .

  13. Chrissy says:

    I don’t even have kids; my husband does this and it drives me nuts! I started stacking his yogurt bowls up and leaving them on the ironing board. Then in the morning when he walks into the den to iron his work clothes, he gets the hint!

  14. Lynette Carr says:

    I thought I was the only one ( i really didn’t) but sometimes you feel like it. Good to hear how it’s “real” in your house too.

  15. Candace says:

    OMG it’s like she read my mind with that comment. I just said this to my kids and husband yesterday and continue to tell them the same thing every week. It is so annoying when they don’t rinse there bowls out and it only takes an second to do. I could pull my hair out.

  16. vicki says:

    I know what you mean. It is the same in my house. When I start complaining about it I’m told to quit nagging. The husband does not want to bother getting
    his hands dirty with disgusting food left on the dishes and he doesn’t want to
    hear me moaning and groaning about it either. I can’t win. I just keep on nagging and he keeps on leaving dirty dishes in the sink, on the table, on the
    sofa, next to the sofa, etc. It’s a never ending battle. What’s a woman supposed to do. I guess shut up and just do according to the man.

  17. Tuesdae says:


    I am totally with you on this…oh my goodness! My children do the same thing! My husband, not so much, but it drives me mad, and I keep telling them over and over and they just don’t get it…what in the world?


  18. Venus says:

    Be happy they put them in the kitchen. I pick them up under beds, in closets, under the couch and on every table and floor in every room. I would feel that I actually had some respect if everyone put the dishes in the sink. All my kids, including my husband, will empty pop cans, cereal boxes, milk jugs, and leave them sitting on the counter an will even walk by the trashcan just to sit it there. I’m at my wits end and no one cares but me. And if I say something about it??? I’m the nag. So I can’t win. I hate my life.

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