Kitchen help, yay or nay?

Old 12-17-2019, 01:25 PM
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Found a picture of this poem on FB, what do you think? I know my late DH, who did a lot of cooking, could have written this!! Me, I don't care, just don't get in my way.
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:39 PM
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I kind of get it! While everyone gathers in our kitchen for chit-chat and snacks, once the meal is done, I'll handle things! I don't put my china, wine glasses, or silverware in the dishwasher, nor my crystal serving pieces. I don't put my aluminum trays in there either. I enjoy hand washing things. I don't mind if you want to dry things and set them on the cleared table, but I'll put them away. My sons know to stay out of the way, but DIL and others want to jump in and help. Sometimes, if they've beat me to it, I'll wait till they've gone and remove things from the dishwasher that I want hand washed!
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:14 PM
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If someone wants to help I say the best way they can help is to just bring things into the kitchen. I don't like to clean up with people there, rather spend time with them. Dishes aren't going anywhere!!
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:19 PM
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I can’t move freely & get things ready when they’re standing in front of silverware drawer or refrigerator or range or cupboards .....
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Old 12-17-2019, 03:11 PM
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Depends. I do appreciate offers to help with clean up.
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Old 12-17-2019, 03:32 PM
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I try to have cooking done by the time they get here. I work best by myself.
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Old 12-17-2019, 03:46 PM
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I have a smallish kitchen but somehow manage to make a big mess especially when there is more than just the two of us. I just ask that people help take the plates, cutlery, glasses from the dining area into the kitchen and leave me to do what I do with them alone. Anymore than 1 person in the kitchen and we end up doing the "kitchen dance" around each other. Very inefficient waste of time and energy.
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Old 12-17-2019, 04:44 PM
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I had a good chuckle over this poem. That was my Mom! She never wanted anyone in the kitchen. As a result, my husband had to teach me how to cook!
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Old 12-17-2019, 04:51 PM
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Personally, I try to stay OUT of the kitchen as much as I can. LOL
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:59 AM
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Some of my best moments have been in the kitchen, washing up, after the guests leave. It's nice to reflect on the good times we had. I don't mind people helping to carry things out to the kitchen, though.
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