Having 2 small children, most of my day is made up of routines - wake up routines, meal time routines, nap/quiet time routines, bed time routines. Sometimes I like the fact that most of my days run on a fairly predictable schedule, but other times it does get to be a bit monotonous. This is one of my almost-daily routines that I'm not very fond of - washing bottles. However, I don't complain about having to do it, because although it's a bit of a pain, it's not physically painful (like breastfeeding was). So I'm happy to have the alternative, even if it is more work.