We have never owned a dishwasher
I cannot say it's been a conscious decision not to have one,
Nor can I say that I'm particularly against them in any way
We've just never had the space, the money or the burning need
We have a rule in our house that if you've cooked you don't have to the dishes
(We don't always adhere to it though)
For us it's usually the time we discuss Young Prince and his school work,
catch up on the days events,
or review the success of the dinner party
If I'm on my own I usually light a candle and
try to remain ever grateful...
...for the family who used this crockery, for the home
that shelters them...
... & for the running water that I don't have to walk to find
When I was young I used to hide when it came time to do the dishes
(I was always the dryer)
Now I really don't mind it at all
In fact, I've decided that if I never own a dishwasher...
... then that will be just fine