Saturday, December 03, 2005

dishwasher I adore thee

I want you to all know I am still alive. I'm even still sane. This surprises me a little, as I usually get a bit tense having even a couple of guests to stay - just with the tidying up beforehand, the cooking, the cleaning up afterwards. But we have a family of 6 staying (my husband's brother and his family, for those who may not be regular readers), and yet I am perfectly pleasant. Positively perky. Possibly playful.

Anyway, the best thing about this visit is that we have a dishwasher (a relatively recent purchase - possibly the best ever). Dishwashers are very good. Dishwashers are our friends. I am so thrilled by the joy our dishwasher brings to my life, and especially now that we have visitors, that I have written a short poem in honour of this particular piece of whitegoods (to the tune of O Christmas Tree, so as to remain festive)...

O Dishwasher, O dishwasher
How lovely are thy wash cycles?
With tiny buttons and flashing lights,
with whooshing noises as you say goodnight
O Dishwasher O Dishwasher
How lovely are thy wash cycles?

(Pretty damn lovely, that's what)

Night night everyone.... it's bedtime and Fatty's just switched that beautiful machine on... I'll be lulled to sleep now with all the churning and gurgling...ahhhhhhhh


Motherkitty said...

Priceless poem permeating pure passion. (How's that for alliteration?)

My American home could not have survived without a dishwasher for the past 35 years, starting when the children were mere babes. I guess we take it for granted that EVERYONE has a dishwasher, or that EVERY housewife wants or can afford one.

I enjoyed your Ode to an Australian Dishwasher and am glad your family visit is going so "whooshingly" well

Heather said...

Love the poem! I heart my dishwasher too!

shellyC said...

great poem!!

Once you have the love for a WILL NEVER live without one!!! Especially with kids. Now if someone would invent one that would empty itself....that would really be heaven!!

Alice said...

I don't have a dishwasher and don't want one. Although ShellyC thinks I have a phobia about them because when I'm at her place I would rather wash the dishes in the sink than put them in the dishwasher.

Even when I had four children at home, I didn't want a dishwasher.

Anonymous said...

There is no way that I could ever live with out my beautiful dishwasher.

Rachel said...

Oh gee, I have never ever owned a dishwasher! I wish I had room for one or I would. Glad you are enjoying it. Great poem BTW!

susan said...

Wow! A poet no less! Yes, dishwashers are nice, and I have a great one, but sometimes I enjoy washing them by hand, while gazing out the kitchen window....