I am constantly trying to figure out what things the kids can help me with and do for themselves. The dishwasher is one that I've recently taught them. Everyone gets in on it. (Even Hannah which I sort of wish wasn't the case.) We can knock it out -- the kids and me -- in about 3-4 minutes. They put anything that they can't put away on the counter for me, and I put those things away. It really works well!