“There's something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she's only measured water in it.”
― Erma Bombeck
I'm pretty sure I actually used to do this. Now I never have a moment where all my dishes are washed. As soon as I empty the sink, more just seem to magically appear. I don't have time to wash all the dirty ones, much less worry about washing the clean ones!
When I have to wake up really early in the morning, I turn the tv on to the local PBS station before I get into the shower. That way, if my kids happen to wake up before I am out, they will sit down and watch TV and wait for me to finish instead of coming to bother me. Usually I just find my husband sitting there watching Sesame Street and the kids aren't even awake yet!