Monday, September 13, 2010

You Gotta Love It!

It had been a few days since four of my grands had left after a four day stay at grandma's house.  I opened the dishwasher to unload the clean dishes and I noticed a big change in the landscape of my dishwasher racks.

The top rack that is usually filled with tall glass tumblers from Papa and I was rather a wide selection of plastic cups that are kept in the big grandkids drawer in my kitchen. Another obvious clue was the use of the pink cups. I only have one set of grands with girls. If it had been a family of only boy grands the pink cups with the hearts would have been untouched! Also missing is a favorite rocket cup with a spiral straw that is a favorite of the grandsons.

The bottom rack was filled with plastic plates and their favorite grandkid trays.

It was  a very nice surprise for me to open the dishwasher and to be reminded of the time I had shared with my grands. Did you know that I make the BEST PB&J sandwiches ever? Making a Mickey Mouse pancake to fit perfectly on the square plastic plates has become my trademark breakfast.

Amid the use of all of these now clean dishes were spills, help cutting, blowing to cool off, and wasted food. Meal times with little ones can be hectic but they are also a time of togetherness that can't be duplicated in any other way.  So, for me such a change in the landscape of my dishwasher racks is always a very welcome sight and a treasured time of reflection of our time spent together around the dining room table. You gotta love it!


  1. Great post! I love walking through the house after Amara has been here, picking up the stray toy here and there. Helps you relive it all.

    Thanks for sharing. Kc

  2. Isn't it funny how it truly is the little things! One thing I hate to clean up after Bubby leaves: his handprints from all the mirrors. I rather enjoy seeing the prints in between his visits. At least for a while. :o)