Some nights are like last night where I have to give myself a break. It took over an hour and a half to put the baby to bed. Normally bedtime is a breeze and I can come downstairs around 7:45 and get my quicky chores and dishes done by 8:15 and can sit and watch The Voice (with enough time on the TiVo to allow for fast forwarding).
Last night, when I collapsed onto the couch at 9:15, the last thing I wanted to do was the dishes. So I didn't.
Yes, that made more work for me today, but sometimes, you just need to let yourself off the hook! When was the last time you let yourself off the hook?