Sunday, April 17, 2011

Did You Put Instructions on the Dishwasher?

Yes, I did, honey.

The Hubs says our house is 'dummy proof' because I label everything. Recently, I started using the dishewasher more often. -- this came after many many debates/arguments/conversations discussing the pros and cons -- The Hubs is still trying to find a way to catch the dishwasher guilty of not doing it's job...washing dishes.

So this morning, he's making biscuits and gravy and yells "Aha!" and runs to the living room swinging a spatula at me. "See," he says, "good job dishwasher. Real nice work washing," pointing to caked on food. His excitement was short lived as I mentioned (read: yelled) "the dishwasher hasn't ran yet! Those dishes are dirty!" With his tail between his legs, and my attitude checked, he went back to the kitchen.

Clearly, I haven't put enough time into 'dummy proofing' the dishwasher, but I did today.

 You just need a few simple things that you probably already have:

Craft/Scrap Booking Paper
Letter Stickers (or something similar)
An Old Magnet

I didn't show the old magnet I used, but it was one I had received in the mail from some insurance agency boasting "We'll be there for you everyday," right smack in the middle of a yearly calendar.  Clever.

Anyway, I simple cut paper to fit my magnet, glued it on, stuck my stickers on and slapped it on the dishwasher.

Now we're "dummy proofed" yet again. All is right with the world.
<3 dani


  1. TOO FUNNY!! I love this idea and need to make one for our dishwasher too - my kids are forever asking if it's clean or dirty!!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Wish I had a dishwasher to make one for, :( Sadly there is only room for either a dishwasher or a washing machine and I think I'd rather wash dishes by hand than clothes. But if I DID have one I would SO make one of these.

  3. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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