When I was a kid, our chores included washing our own dishes after dinner. Entirely coincidentally, my brother managed to break his plate en route from table to sink at least once a week. Imagine that.
Something tells me he’s not the last kid to have butterfingers come dish-washing time. An obvious solution is to swap the porcelain plates for shatterproof plastic. Even better, let your kids pick their own–like one of the whimsical French Bull plates at Loft Party. Moms will like the tough-as-nails melamine, while kids will like the mod monsters or ultra-tough superheroes, like the cool POW guy shown here.They’re also a good purchase if you’re married to a Greek. –Liz