Oh Dishwasher, Where Art Thou

I was obviously very excited about testing a new swanky-fied Frigidaire dishwasher as part of their mom blogger test drive campaign, but there’s been a slight change of plans.

The dishwasher release date has been postponed until this fall so the Mom Central PR team working with Frigidaire gave me the option of selecting another fabulous swanky-fied Frigidaire appliance to review or wait this fall for the dishwasher. Although we could use a new dishwasher, as ours was in our kitchen nine years ago when we bought our house, our 12-year-old washing machine, as if on cue, started leaking horribly the day after I found out about the dishwasher review opportunity oh happy, stinky day. Not.

So…I’m getting these bad boys instead!


I’m also getting the 15-inch storage pedestals which I am very excited about as storage is a problem in our utility room. 15-inches of storage! This is organizational porn at its finest folks. I am actually looking forward to doing laundry!

I’ve chosen white, rather than the red, which I realize is boring and practical but I have a feeling that there will be nothing boring and practical about washing the girls’ Hannah Montana undies again. Although I am really turned on by the cheery red, the walls of our utility room are a cranberry color and it would really clash and then it would turn into a redecorating project that I’m not really wanting to take on.

Our new Frigidaire washer and dryer will be installed in the next few weeks and I’ll be sure to update at that time.

One of my favorite movies is Oh Brother Where Art Thou, so in honor of moms everywhere who never see the end to the mountains of dirty laundry, I give you my version of Man of Constant Sorrow.

Woman of Constant Housework

I am a woman of constant housework

(chorus) In constant housework through her days

I am a woman of constant housework
I see laundry all my day.
I bid farewell to that luxury called free time
Because now I’ve got kids to raise.

(chorus) Because now she’s got kids to raise.

For seven long years I’ve been a washing
No pleasures here in the laundry room
For in this world I’m bound to dirty britches                                                                                        

And my kids won’t wield a broom

(chorus) Her kids won’t wield a broom.

I’ll soon bid farewell my old washer and dryer
They’ve been run a million times.
I can’t wait to try my new ones
That are sure to make our clothes look fine.

(chorus) That are sure to make her clothes look fine.

I think I’ll bury myself in piles of laundry
For many hours where I may lay
Then I may realize my children have no clothes on
While I am napping my day away

(chorus) While she is napping her day away.

Maybe my friends think I’m a strange blogger
But face you’ll see light up when I hear Frigidare
There is one promise that has been given
I’ll have a beautiful new washer and dryer this summer!

(chorus) She’ll have a new washer and dryer this summer!


  1. Carie says:

    I’m jealous–with 3 kids, I could use these appliances! 🙂

    I am a wife, a mother, and a graduate student. I

  2. Jennifer says:

    You are hilarious. And congrats on the washers. I have a couple of frontloaders and they are awesome. I actually stacked mine to creat more space. I don’t know if you can do that with the Frigidaires…. or with the space that you have.

  3. Mandy says:

    Hi there!

    Clicking over (for the first time here) from my google reader. To say, ohmigoodness! Who the heck has a blue vase, no sorry, two blue vases on shelves in their utility room?! As decoration, not storage. Sorry. The washer/dryer look beautiful, but c’mon Frigidaire… some reality, please? 😉
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..The Big Guns Roll into Town =-.

  4. amie says:

    Whooo Hoooooo! Totally relate to the houselhold appliance fetish. I wouldnt trade my high efficiency, gynormous load holding washer and dryer for a trip to Jamaica- wait a min – let em think that over- nah. Have fun!You r too funny 🙂

  5. Amanda says:

    I don’t have kids yet, but your experiences are warming me more and more to the notion of motherhood (I’m 27 and haven’t been around little ones all that much). ANYway, I just love that washer/dryer set and can’t wait to read your review either. Unfortunately our set is only about 2 years old, but I covet those ruby-red beauties in the ads every week. Thanks for keeping your column so updated too!!

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