Saturday, April 02, 2011

God's Sense of Humor

Shhhhh...I have a secret.  Don't tell anyone.

I'm actually beginning to like doing dishes.

Yes, you read that right.  The one chore that has been the bane of my existence is now becoming the one chore I enjoy doing the most.

Why the sudden change you may ask?  Well, it seems that God has a funny way of taking things in life that I never said I'd do or things that I say I hate and turns them into things I do or things that I enjoy.  For example, I always said I'd never live in Hamilton.  (This was as a kid growing up; I'm not sure why I had such a bad impression of this place.)  And now, I've been living in Hamilton for almost six years.  I always said I'd never marry a truck driver.  (Again, not really sure why I said this.)  My husband is a long-haul truck driver.  I always said I'd never marry a smoker.  (This one is self-explanatory.)  My husband is also a smoker...although this we might still try to work on.  :)

And now, lo and behold, the chore I always said I hated the most, God is turning it into the chore that I almost look forward to doing.  Before you think I've gone completely off my rocker, let me explain further why this is.  Doing dishes has become a time of day when I can actually get the kids to more or less leave me alone, and I get to spend time thinking, praying, and having a bit of a breather.  My kitchen window has a great view of a beautiful birch tree, and I get to watch the little birds making their homes in it and the tree coming back to life after winter.  Added to all that, there is definitely a nice sense of accomplishment in going from a cluttered counter to a clean kitchen, just by doing a sink full of dishes and wiping things down.

So there it is people.  Point and laugh.  Doing dishes, the chore I previously detested with all my heart, has now become the one chore I love. 


Pappy said...

I love this. My favourite chore is laundry, but I actually have learned to not mind doing the dishes either. It helps to stay on top of it and maybe having just 2 people at home and less dishes also helps. :)

AK said...

shhhh....don't tell my hubby but I have grown to love this chore as well for some of the same reasons! though I do have a little envy for your view. :)

Anonymous said...

So...why exactly do I have to do dishes before I get dessert? Huh? Huh??? :P

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