Why yes! Yes, you may wash the dishes darling.
We've introduced the girls to chores around here. They love it! Why? Because we pay them 3 dimes per task. That's so they can divvy up their dimes into the save, spend, and tithe categories. Granted this is only for things that they aren't normally responsible for. Cleaning up their room is expected. Cleaning up the playroom and setting the table is just part of contributing to the family. But doing the dishes, that's above and beyond (for this age) and worth 3 dimes. I've even resorted to taking dirty dishes out of the dishwasher as needed. I have very eager helpers. We've also found there's nothing like losing your chore money when punishment is warranted. I guess you could say we've found their currency.