How many dishes do you do a day? I can tell you that Nick and I go through an abundant amount of dishes each day between the two of us. I can't imagine how you keep up adding a kid or two to the mix. If you have problems with your kiddos grabbing for a new cup each time they want a drink, save yourself some time and energy on dishes and stick some magnets to the cups and stick them on your refrigerator so your kids use the same cup the whole day. Less cups = less dishes.