Friday, January 15, 2016

Here and now

There is a time when things that we liked so much  are not a big fun as they used to be, like washing the dishes after Friday supper.  Here it is still fun.

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  1. That is cute, in the best way. I wash dishes in the Israeli way - individually. My Israeli girlfriends were impressed with this, but my British peers do not understand. Hygiene eh?

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    1. I remember you mentioned it sometime, I did not know that it is the Israli way until I saw how they wash the dishes in Germany 30 years ago...

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  2. A sweet picture. :)
    I think anything kids do to help while standing on a shrafraf is fun for them and for us.
    Shabbat shalom, Yael.

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  3. Shabat Shalom Dina. I also use the shrafraf from time to time,some thing are taller than they use to be or may be i am getting shorter,,

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  4. I remember sitting on the counter drying, as my mother handed me the washed dishes. That was very long ago--1946, I'd judge.

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    1. I did the same also long ago, Joanne.

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  5. I always avoided dish washing, and drying, as a child, but now ... three times a day I stand at the sink and wash dishes, but place them on a rack to dry. I think it is more hygienic to drain dry them [well that is my story!]. It is lovely to see the little ones not avoiding that chore.

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    1. I still like to wash dishes and i also do it 3 times a day,sometimes more.That is the time that i think my quiet thoughts:)

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  6. What a cute little girl. Small children love feeling useful around the house, too bad it's not the same once they're teenagers!

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    1. This cute little is my granddaughter, it all happaned at my daughter's house:)

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  7. I very rarely wash dishes as my wife puts everything in the dish washer. However, when she's away I actually quite enjoy it. I only use one of everything, never allowing things to pile up, and either sing or whistle as I do so. I should also add that I have no idea how the machine works.

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    1. I dont like the machines too.

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    2. P washes up every night although we have a dishwasher. He seems to enjoy it so I have long since given up saying anything. I think he does it in the TS way, very thorough. I didn't know it had anything to do with Israel. P also does not know how the machine works.

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  8. That is a lovely photo! And yes: to be 'houseproud' can give you a warm feeling (if it isn't overdone).

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  9. I was thinking of more things in our world that stop being fun as we grow up, washing dishes is one of them,(for some of us it is stil fun as i see and know from my own life:)

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  10. I can't remember ever helping my mother to wash or dry the dishes, but maybe she was afraid that I'd break them.
    Our dishes go in the dishwasher, but I still seem to wash quite a few things by hand. Unfortunately I don't have a lovely little girl to help me.

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    1. I shawed her today that people from all over the world like what she is doing,she was so happy.

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  11. Lovely photo. Am I right that in Orthodox homes you might even have two kitchens? Lesley

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    1. We are not Orthodox Lesley, but you are right, they are doing so not to mix meat and milk as they believe is forbiden.

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  12. How cute, and very attentive with her chore too. Her hair is beautiful! Washing dishes is like a game at that age, isn't it. Italians also rinse the dishes individually under running water. Double sinks. Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria,so we have to tell TS that it is not the israeli way, also the Italians/

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  13. Growing up it was a daily chore for the children and now that I am retired I have started doing it again as your dear granddaughter is seen here. It almost feels therapeutic.

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  14. Welcome to my blog Doc. As i said above i like washing the dishes:)

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  15. I have always despised doing dishes. I don't even like loading/unloading the dishwasher. Sad, isn't it?! My grandmother said I come by it honestly though, my dad always hated doing dishes too!

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    1. But you are good in many other things Jennifer.

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  16. Oh, as for me, the greatest fun was vacuuming. I still like it to do alone creating some stories.

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    1. Vacuuming is also one of the things thst children like.

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  17. I wash the dishes all day long . After I make something, I compulsively wash up immediately. When my wife cooks, I clean up the kitchen afterwards. Been doing that for 32 years now.

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  18. Your wife is very lucky Harry.

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