Washing Dishes

circa 1945:  A young girl stands on a chair by the kitchen sink, helping to dry dishes and put them in a rack. She wears an apron and holds a large dish towel.  (Photo by Ralph Hopewell Anderson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Here are some dishwashing songs and verses to keep you busy this week. I also highly recommend the book This Is the Way We Wash-a-Day by Mary Theins Schunemann, available through many Waldorf shops.

Washing Dishes Song
Knives and forks and glasses
Mugs and spoons and bowls
Brush, brush, give a scrub
And get the dishes clean.

Glasses can be breakable
So wash them carefully
Brush, brush, give a scrub
And get the dishes clean

Yet another dirty plate
Caked in baked bean sauce
Brush, brush, give a scrub
And get the dishes clean

Greasy pots and frying pans
Piled up to the roof
Brush, brush, give a scrub
And get the dishes clean

Pots and pans are just the worst
Porridge, custard, mince
Brush, brush, give a scrub
And get the dishes clean

Knives and forks and glasses
Mugs and spoons and bowls
Brush, brush, give a scrub
And get the dishes clean.

This next little verse is a blessing and a rhyme rolled into one!
Dishes, dishes, dirty dishes, I do dishes all day long.
Seems I’m always washing dishes, so I sing this little song.
Thank you God for dirty dishes, for our food and family,
Help me see each dirty dish as one more blessing given me.

1 Comment

  1. I have had MANY a dishwashing-day when I would have needed to hear these little rhymes!

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