|Are you finished with your plate?|
My strategy: I transform from a humble, mild-mannered husband and father into a dish ninja. (This new nickname was bestowed upon me yesterday.) I become the world's quickest, most efficient table clearer, dishwasher loader, pot and pan scrubber, and dishwasher emptier in the world.
Here's what it sounds like when I start clearing the table:
Being a heroic dish-doer when we have guests gets me up and around, gives me a break from the social stress and, most importantly, helps keep our house from turning into a disaster with dirty plates, cups and cutlery festering on the table, on the kitchen counters or in the sink long after we've broken bread.
The only problem is, why can't I be this proficient at cleaning up every other day of the year?