Dishes in the tub. No food outside of the kitchen.

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

The pipes underneath our kitchen sink have cracked and come apart. They are plastic. Genius. Rather than let this disaster come in between our daily tasks. We made lemons out of lemonade.

Last night we washed dishes…in the tub.


We transported the dirty dishes upstairs in a laundry hamper. Excuse the nasties. It’s flour from cookie dough.


I sang random lines from Outkast songs and blurted pieces from stand up comedy shows to stay entertained while washing.


Each cleaned dish went into a laundry basket until it was time for Greg to rinse.

Someone is coming over tomorrow to repair the pipes in the kitchen and this will be nothing more than a memory.

On a side note, a family of ants congregated around our front door. We figured Jayden had dropped something around the scene, but there was nothing to be found. Greg decides to check his shoes for any surprises. He turned one shoe upside down and out pours two chicken nuggets and a pile of ants.

It’s definitely time to enforce the no food outside of the kitchen rule…

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.


  • By the way, GOOD LUCK with the no food outside the kitchen rule. Let me know how that works for ya *wink*

  • LMBO!!!!! Now that is what I call improvising. And innovative.

    As for the chicken nuggety shoes, tell Greg at least he was LOOKING for something in there and not blindly sticking his foot in :) Could have totally been worse haha

  • Reply March 24, 2010


    The pipes under our kitchen sink are also plastic and they have leaked and cracked twice now in two years. What is with the plastic pipes and why didn’t someone think ahead when deciding to use plastic? I don’t get it and because we rent, I’m not changing a thing.
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..Dress Your iStuff Up and Recycle When They’re Down =-.

  • Reply March 24, 2010


    I’m sorry, I don’t mean to laugh at your misery but the nuggets in the shoe is classic. We’ve found some interesting surprises in our shoes around here. A few months ago my daughter poured her entire glass of milk into my husband’s work boot and tried to drink from the boot.
    .-= Cat´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday Local View – The Windy City =-.

  • Reply March 24, 2010


    Ugh, water pipe problems are never fun but at least you were still able to clean your dishes ;-)

  • Reply March 24, 2010


    That’s all you can do with life sometimes, making lemonade out of the unfortunate lemons that are handed to us.

    Oh goodness, haha. We had that problem when the kids were little.
    .-= Joanna´s last blog ..Going Back in Time =-.

  • Reply March 24, 2010


    Before Leila was born I said I would NEVER allow my kid run around while eating… oh those famous last words…
    .-= mrs.notouching´s last blog ..Because… =-.

  • Reply March 23, 2010


    Hahaha….we’re dealing with the same thing with Ashleigh. My husband is always finding lovely “surprises” in his sneakers and boots. It’s not just the food either. Legos! Hotwheels….anything that can fit!
    You guys are so good. A few months ago we had work done on the pipes. It cracked under the fun!! Lots of flooding but mainly in the garage. They came out the next day but you think I did any dishes in the tub? NOPE. Those suckers piled up until we could use the sink again. You made me feel ashamed ;-)
    .-= Atasha´s last blog ..Not very productive =-.

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