After MrZ and I bought our house, I made sure my dishes/silverware all came from one set. I don’t know why, but it seemed important to me. I had pieced together a collection before and something seemed very grown-up about having a set. And since we were about to be homeowners, I thought maybe it was a good step. Also – my previous dishes were very girly with lots of pinks and flowers. Great for a single woman, not so great for the man she eventually marries.
I ended up buying a set of cheap silverware from Target and a set of dishes from Wal-Mart. I put the old set of dishes in the attic and dumped the old silverware in for Goodwill. Except the spoons. I kept the spoons to mix in with the new set because I was well aware of the fact that – we use a lot of spoons. (I also kept a few random pieces I thought were interesting and crammed them in the back of my drawer.) Essentially, we run out of spoons long before the dishwasher is full. Which means that last day before we run it? Everyone is using serving spoons. Or forks, which is okay for thick oatmeal, not-so-great for vegetable soup.
Fast-forward to today and you know what I’m finally going to admit?
We still need more spoons.
I know pieces of the set and the extras have been lost to garbage disposal incidents over the years. But I also know that our Meals Require Spoons count has risen in the last few years. We all need spoons for breakfast now. We also have been eating a lot of chili and soups because they’re easy to fix. I’m going to see today if I can hunt down just spoons anywhere. I don’t need a whole set of silverware, I don’t care if they match anymore. That was evidently just a phase. But this Eating My Yogurt With A Serving Spoon thing is getting on my nerves. It’s funny the first five times, now it’s just annoying. THAT SPOON IS TOO BIG FOR MY MOUTH.
I’m curious. What is your household’s spoon use habit? Is it excessive like ours? Or are you more of a Need More Forks kind of family?