~Another favorite from the archives in honor of the third blogoversary of Hodgepodge this month…
We recently had a silverware crisis. How had the family spoon numbers been reduced to five? This just would not do in a household of seven! Especially one whose favorites are yogurt, cereal and ice cream. Resorted to using forks for stirring coffee, we had. Or reluctantly hand washing spoons for late night cereal snacks. There were also mad dashes to the drawer soon after the dishwasher was unloaded.
Enter Hodgepodgedad, to the rescue. Since our regular store is the warehouse club anyway, he was able to pick up the above-pictured convenience item. One set of 36 regular spoons and another 36 (yet to be opened) soup spoons. Still the original mystery remains. Where did the spoons that we set up housekeeping with disappear to? Will the backyard yield one or two as sandbox scoops? Would the landfill have several to match our pattern?
Counting the gifts of a busy family…
- plenty of silverware!
- a Saturday with cousins
- good things going on at Hodgepodgedad’s work
- siblings as best friends
- friends who help cart my children around
- a knee on the mend!
- sundaes on a Sunday night
- a new year at church, new activities on the calendar
- toy train tracks, scattered
- the pounding of hymns on the piano
- little children that go right to sleep at bedtime because they have been trying to keep up with big kids all day
- this free notebook page from Handbook of Nature Study prompting us to enjoy every bit of these last days of summer
Counting gifts 2639-2651.
Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best, and you live it best, by holding it with very open hands. ~Leo O’Donovan
…Or by scooping it with a plentiful supply of spoons!
I’m glad it’s not just our family . . . I need to buy a bunch of cheap forks because we barely have enough to get through a meal anymore. 🙂
I have always believed that the dishwasher eats silverware like the dryer eats socks! 🙂
I agree ladies! Can never have too much silverware 🙂
So true! I bought service for 16 back in 1984 (came with double teaspoons, so I should have 36). I ended up with 12. And we won’t talk about the forks. Where DO they all go? I can understand a few to the dirt pile in the yard, but…. 🙂
It really is a mystery. That, and as I said on FB, our ponytail holders for these three girls disappear quickly too. I think Barbies highjack them 🙂
Kim A. says
True about the Barbies! =) We’ve lost many spoons and forks, which I’ve replaced with (to my chagrin) cheaper ones that don’t match. My theory is that they end up in the garbage can, as I have found myself mistakenly throwing away silverware from time to time. Interestingly, the knives have stayed!
All Things Beautiful says
LOL! We have problems such as this in our family, too.