someone is steeling my spoons!

@aretha (2540)
United States
March 6, 2008 8:38am CST
am i the only one with this problem? someone comes in in the moddle of the night and steels my forks and spoons. i just had to buy more forks because i only had a few left and i had a ton of spoons now i am down to about 5 teaspoons so i have to go buy more of them. where do they go? i have cleaned and moved things to clean but never find any. is it just me they are steeling from or do they come to your house in the middle of the night and take yours too?
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13 responses
• United States
9 Mar 08
I wonder where it all goes. It seems like if we are all losing it then somewhere there should be a huge supply of it. I guess they could be stealing our flatwear and selling it to other people so that no one finds them out.
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@aretha (2540)
• United States
9 Mar 08
it does really make ya wonder. imov e things around all the time and we just moved not to long ago but didn't find any. so its some place but where? i guess we'll never know
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@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I thought that I was the ONLY one with this problem. I have lost SO much that I only buy the plastic stuff now. When my kids were little they would be found outside, in the trash, in thier rooms, under the beds, well I still find this stuff the same places and they are teens now! I can't afford to keep buy silverware, so the kids and hubby complain about the plastic and I told them that if my regular stuff would stop wondering away, then they would have something to eat with. I also had a time when my plates and bowls wandered away also. So, they have stryofoam and I make them wash them! They get so mad, but I am mad also!
@aretha (2540)
• United States
9 Mar 08
lol. so i have years of this left cuz my kids are only 7,3,1. if it wasn't for the dollars store i would be able to replace it either. i just bought 3 packs of 6 spoons and 2 packs of 6 forks. so lets see how long they last.
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@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I thought this was just a problem with "SOCKS." Do you use paper plates? I think kids may throw their plates away, forgetting they have a real utensil and throw them away too, not thinking! That's my guess!
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@aretha (2540)
• United States
6 Mar 08
oh yes we do have this problem with socks too. i am thinking the washer eats them.lol we do use all of paper through the summer,its just to nice outside to be in washing dishes. but i am thinking they are ending up in the trash some how. i will be watching they can count on that!
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@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I hope they catch the silverware bandit...aLOL..They steal mine also...And like you I thought I was the only one with this problem....
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@aretha (2540)
• United States
6 Mar 08
oh i have a pretty good idea of who they are and where its going. i just can't beleive i have never caught it yet but i will be watching now.lol
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@x7heavens (365)
• Singapore
6 Mar 08
Well, I had the same problem too. My forks and spoons seemed to decrease day after day. Do you have children? I soon found out that my 4yr old son had been playing them as toys. After thorough 'interrogation', my elder kids later confessed that they just threw the utensils away out of laziness to wash them.
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@aretha (2540)
• United States
6 Mar 08
i do have kids,3 of them. i did have the same problem with my big spoons. my kids loved to dig in the dirt with them. i do think they are getting put in the trash but i just can beleive i have not found or seen them.
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@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
Are you the only person in the house or there are people living with you? I am very careful with my things and I very seldom lose or misplace a thing. When I hired a housekeeper, I began losing my silverware, one by one until all are gone. I found out that my housekeeper is unmindful of her task and is very forgetful. She always misplaces things and can't recall where she has placed it. Now, I only put out a few sets so that I can always check if it's complete.
@aretha (2540)
• United States
6 Mar 08
yes i have a husband and 3 kids. either one of them is hiding them on me or they are getting put in the trash. if it was summer i would be looking outside to see if my boys had them in the dirt.
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• United States
13 Mar 08
Not looking forward to dealing with my own little spoon thief. Shes ony 8 months old and can't reach the drawer yet, lol. I would make the spoon bandits use plastic utensils until you can get them to stop taking off with your flatware. Walmart is a great place to find cheap flatware if you don't want to use plastic.
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• United States
13 Mar 08
I am always after my 1 year old to get out of the dishwasher. she has to have a spoon for everything. You give her a bowl of pretzels and she needs a spoon. I keep finding spoons in several spots in the house. Luckly I bought them some of there own special spoons They love the zoo pals spoons forks and knifes. that is usually what she gets. I always look cause of course i hear her open the dish washer and if she gets a metal spoon or fork then i take it and have her get one of her own spoons or forks. I also have the problem with socks. I don't know what the sock monster does with all the socks but if anybody catches him tell him I want my socks back. LOL
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
12 Mar 08
oh boy do I also have this problem! I now have all mismatched utensils because almost all of the monogramed ones my father purchased for me as a wedding gift have taken off - somewhere. those were nice weighty ones too, I really liked them. I dont know what happens to them all but at least some of them have been found outside :( in the soil. grief kids, we have garden tools for that!
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I have never had this problem. My son does not even throw away plastic utensils. He puts them in the sink. Most of the time I wash them and he uses them again at least one other time.
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• United States
13 Mar 08
Oh my Gosh you too? I am missing a bunch of spoons, I thought I was going nuts. But to find out my 16 month old was getting a hold of them and either tossing them or hiding them, lol.
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@pumpkinjam (5607)
• United Kingdom
13 Mar 08
We tend to find teaspoons at the bottom of the bowl after washing them. However, we seem to have more of a problem with knives. We buy cutlery sets with the same number of each item in it but somehow there appear to be less knives. I even bought my toddler a cutlery set with a knife, fork and spoon and I don't remember the last time I saw the knife from it!
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I think someone eats mine, lol. I am always coming up with no spoons.