We were a family of many spoons

Written by on June 18, 2009 in BLOG, FAMILY, The Drivers - 21 Comments

We had lots of teaspoons, a mixture of a new six piece set and spoons from other sets of bygone years.  Over the last six months our eclectic collection of teaspoons has dwindled to the point that we now have two left. 

As they slowly departed I have been wondering where on earth they could be?  Would I find a hoard of teaspoons in amongst the toys in the playroom when we move.  Had they been used for digging in the garden?  We lost an ice cream scoop that way.  Had the dog got bored of stealing cheese and frozen mince from the worktop and moved on to shiny things and if so where were they now?  No … don’t think about that one too much.

Then the mystery was  solved.

On Sunday the 3 year old ate a yoghurt then proceeded in a daydreamy fashion to put his yoghurt pot AND spoon in the bin.

Does he think we run the place like McDonald’s?  If he does I shall be going to Tesco and buying 250 value plastic spoons.

21 Comments on "We were a family of many spoons"

  1. nuttycow June 28, 2009 at 4:23 am · Reply

    I love the fact that a) your husband reads your blog and b) finds stuff out that you’ve forgotten to tell him :D

    Re: spoons… hmmm…not sure what to suggest there. Forks?

  2. clareybabble June 25, 2009 at 5:33 am · Reply

    Exactly the same thing happens in our house…except I’m usually the culprit, oops!

  3. GG June 19, 2009 at 1:24 am · Reply

    In the holiday cottage we have tea spoons and knives vanish.

    I suspect guests take them for the picnic on the way home.

    Spoon for the yoghurt, knife to cut the cheeses and french bread.


    • Laura - AWNTYM June 19, 2009 at 5:20 am · Reply

      We stayed at a holiday cottage in the Lakes with some friends and had taken quite a few cooking utensils for a big meal the husband was cooking. We accidentally took a large sharp knife home with us. Next time we pass we’ll have to bob it in, although if I were stayng there and someone poisted a knife through the door I’d be worried.

  4. OMG We're Pregnant June 18, 2009 at 11:06 pm · Reply

    At least they are trained to use the bin…. silver linings and all that :)

    • Laura - AWNTYM June 19, 2009 at 5:21 am · Reply

      The bin certainly has a silver lining … albeit made of spoons

  5. Maternal Tales June 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm · Reply

    I’ve found spoons outside in the flower beds and amongst all the toys. What is it with spoons??

    • Laura - AWNTYM June 19, 2009 at 5:21 am · Reply

      Mine like to dig in the vegetable patch with whatever they pull out of the drawer first.

  6. SingleParentDad June 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm · Reply

    You could crack the recycle thang here. Plastic spoons and tubs into the recycling box. Learn that at 3 and by 4 they’ll be saying things like “is all that going to land fill mommy.”

  7. Victoria June 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm · Reply

    I have opposite problem, I try and put things in the bin and they all take them out. This stymies my attempts to prevent our house from turning into a rubbish dump. We don’t have a problem with spoons though as my children prefer to use fingers. Which they then wipe all over their clothes and the furniture. I wish mine had a touch more OCD.

  8. Jo June 18, 2009 at 9:01 am · Reply

    My husband tends to carry his coffee all over the house – indoors and outdoors – with him and a spoon in it or in his back pocket. I am constantly finding spoons in the dirty laundry or on the work bench in the garage and other odd places!

  9. Mary T June 18, 2009 at 7:16 am · Reply

    This very same thing has happened in my household and I’ve lost two forks too. We lose all kinds of things by way of the bin.

    • admin June 18, 2009 at 7:19 am · Reply

      Actually, now you mention it, I think we may be missing some forks too. Hmm. Maybe I should invent a metal detecting bin flap

  10. Husband June 18, 2009 at 6:10 am · Reply

    This is how it is nowadays, finding this kinda info out on here?
    The little bugger.

    • Laura - AWNTYM June 18, 2009 at 6:14 am · Reply

      I forgot to tell you, but then conveniently remembered when I was stuck for a blog post!

  11. English Mum June 18, 2009 at 5:50 am · Reply

    Heh. Mine do that, although usually somebody notices. My oldest (who’s usually away with the fairies) once scraped the leftover food off his plate into the sink then deposited plate, knife and fork into the bin. Impressive.

    Yup, it’s plastic cutlery for you, I’m afraid.

    • Laura - AWNTYM June 18, 2009 at 6:14 am · Reply

      So it’s only going to get worse. Maybe it’s in his genes. My mother in law once put the Christmas turkey in the tumble dryer.

  12. Tara@Sticky fingers June 18, 2009 at 5:45 am · Reply

    He should be congratulated for his clean and tidy nature! Used yoghurt pots in this house are everywhere EXCEPT the bin! The bin is reserved for my mobile phone/car keys/passport

    • Laura - AWNTYM June 18, 2009 at 6:15 am · Reply

      He is slightly OCD at times so maybe that’s what it is. Extreme cleanliness. Plastic spoons it id then.

  13. Tamsin June 18, 2009 at 5:44 am · Reply

    This is great, a very much needed LOL post, thank you. I’m lucky with my 3yr old, she puts the spoon and yoghurt pot in the sink.

    • Laura - AWNTYM June 18, 2009 at 6:15 am · Reply

      I’d rather have it all int he washing up. Will speak to him about it tonight!

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