last jer had to work late so i was unloading the dishwasher and making quinoa burgers for dinner, all while trying to entertain an energetic toddler. p.s. i have the utmost respect for single parents. i don't know how you do it, and i think you're amazing. p.p.s. the quinoa burgers were delicious, i highly recommend! anyway, loading and unloading the dishwasher has been a challenge in our house since hudson has become mobile. he loves to grab things out of it, throw toys in it. i even found him sitting on the open door of it once. i'm sure that was good for it. since there are knives and other dangerous things living in there, we've had to be incredibly consistent about not allowing him to touch anything inside. this has proved cause for tears, tantrums, and constantly having to pick him up and move him away from the oh so tempting machine. but last night we had a success! with the dishwasher open and filled with dishes, he came over to investigate. but he only pointed and kinda hovered over the open door. no touching. it was such a seemingly small thing, but it demonstrated to me how effective consistency is. and strengthened my resolve to stay firm about the things that we care to teach him.