Getting ready to do dishes
. . . because a small part broke off the filter while I was cleaning it out, and the glue needs to dry awhile.
I used this as an opportunity to show my children that dishes can actually be washed by hand. I think all kids need an occasional enlightening in that area.
My mom taught me to wash dishes, and our first two apartments after we were married didn't have dishwashers, so I know just what to do. I prefer to rinse everything off of everything first, then wash, rinse, and dry. That way my washwater doesn't get disgusting. I used to dry in a drainer, but I don't have one anymore, and letting the kids dry will get them more involved.
How do you hand-wash your dishes?