In January we had a major snow storm that had us snowed in for a week and out of power for 48 hours. During that time I was doing dishes by hand since our dishwasher wouldn't work without power. The kids were fascinated! I didn't realize that they'd never seen me do whole loads of dishes by hand before, just a pan here and there. I happily took advantage of their fascination and told them they could take turns doing dishes for the next two days, which they were thrilled about. The thrill wore off quickly though and we were all very glad when the power came back on!