fedupofnamechanging · 08/05/2011 20:38
Mine always leaves one pot 'to soak', even though it is non stick and doesn't need to. I wouldn't mind if he came back to finish washing said pot at some point, but he never does and I always end up finishing it off. This annoys me more than it ought to, I think.
FlaminGreatGallah · 08/05/2011 20:41
Well it's better than, "I'll do the washing up for you" when it's all his sodding stuff.
But yes, washing up entails hot soapy water and placing on the draining board and then wiping the sink. And perhaps the draining board if overspill from the saucepans has dirtied it. Crockery and silver doesn't need to be dried, it dries itself, but please remove the manky bits from the sink before wiping. And any stains or spills on the worktops before they set in.
An exceptional partner might sweep crumbs from the table and under it. But since I don't always do this myself...
BunnyWunny · 08/05/2011 20:46
Mine does the washing up, BUT he always has to leave one thing in the bowl, full of dirty water, and he doesn't dry anything so creates a huge balancing, leaning tower of pots and pans which inevitably falls over and smashes on the floor. Most things then need rewashing as he doesn't bother to change the water, ever! , and if anything require some elbow grease it's left on the side for me...ahhhhhh...
Maiasaurus · 08/05/2011 20:53
My DH is a most excellent washer-upper. Kitchen is left all clear and sparkling clean.... but he always has to 'hide' something.
Cake tins in the pan cupboard? Tupperware with the glasses? He has lived here for thirteen years and still doesn't know the system.
And, he doesn't hunt round for the plates/glasses that the DCs have squirrelled away in their rooms, under the sofa, etc so there is quite often another sinkful for me to do anyway.
devonsmummy · 08/05/2011 22:11
DH said last night as I emptied the dishwasher - don't worry about washing up ( saucepans & trays) I'll do it.
Hmm you sure cos every other time you say this you don't do it and it drives me nuts getting up to it in the morning!
I said I'd do it and I will!
I get up this morning and he says I didn't do it cos you were asleep and didn't wanna wake you up.
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