Friday, February 1, 2008

Where did it go?

I seem to be missing a few things.
My stapler. Have you seen it?? Anyone?
I needed it to staple together a few of my son's school assignments today.
Was the stapler in the drawer where it was supposed to be?
NO!
Was it anywhere in the immediate vicinity?
NO!
Even if I had been able to find it, I'm sure it would have been out of staples anyway. The kids can't stand it when there are staples in the stapler. They prefer to find a blank piece of paper or a paper plate and put staples all around the edge.
They also don't like to see a full roll of tape.
I can never find tape when I need it. I buy it in bulk at Costco so I will have some when I need it. It sits in the kitchen drawer until I need it, then I can't find it. All 6 rolls are gone. I can, however, find things taped together that shouldn't be.
I once found a huge glob of tape stuck to the bottom of the kitchen table.
Why?
I am constantly finding pieces of tape on the walls. They aren't holding things onto the walls, just tape.
why, Why, WHY!!!
I'm also missing some spoons.
This one has me really puzzled. When we got married, we registered for some really nice flatware. We were given the full set, which consisted of eight, 5 piece settings. We decided we needed more teaspoons so when we went and bought eight more spoons.
Do the math, that's 16 spoons.
I just did the dishes, I counted 7.
We are also missing one of the serving pieces, a large slotted spoon.
These all began to vanish around the same time the kids started to help washing the dishes.
Coincidence? I think not.

Other things I am missing:
nail clippers
socks
my waistline
my mind.......

Last week CJ mentioned that he was missing some money.
"Mom, last time I checked, I had over 15 dollars, now I only have $13.68 in my bank."
Brielle then says "I've seen Aaron coming out of your room a few times this week with money in his hand"
I then confront Aaron about the missing money, and he denies everything.
I then explain to him that any money missing from CJ's bank will then be multiplied by 5, and taken out of his allowance.
The next day, CJ counted his money, and he had $16.32.
How does this happen?

17 comments:

Magirk said...

LOL :D I'm sorry to laugh at your expense, but that's funny about CJ's money. It must be the adjusted interest payment....?

I laughed about the staplers around the edge of the paper, because I actually remember doing that when I was a child! There's something about a full stapler that just CALLS to you - as if to say, "USE ME UP. I CAN'T STAND TO BE FULL." (ha, ha!)

Great post. :)

Kalynne Pudner said...

I'm sure I can't explain the returned money. But I'll bet your spoons are in the yard somewhere.

My kids can't stand staples in the stapler, either; they prefer staples on the floor, where people will step on them. Or else in the yard.

If you want to feel the warmth of commiseration, read this:
http://phdwithninekids.blogspot.com/2008/01/part-two-shelter-and-home-life-am-i.html

Jen said...

I just love the "Why?" I find myself asking that after the ridiculous number of (milk, water, juice, sneezed popcorn, you-name-it) spills on my carpet.

whirligigdaisy said...

Just found your blog. Love it. So funny. In all seriousness, though, I heard a story on NPR once about a study done on missing spoons in the office place. Apparently they are just in that category of object that easily disappear.

Sue said...

You are living my life, I swear. We can't keep a full set of anything, ESPECIALLY silverware. Our spoons, I suspect, are out in the sandbox, under the snow.

(Hey, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I finally posted something. I have been brain blog blocked...)

Damama T said...

ROFL!! Again with the romp down memory lane. That tape thing is a universal norm. The boys used it a lot, but Daughter has so much stuff taped to her walls in her room that I'm afraid they will fall apart if the tape is removed!

My biggest challenge these days, though is scissors. It's just me and Hubby at home now but the scissors STILL disappear when I need them most! I was accustomed to having that happen when the kids were home, but now?? And, of course Hubby would NEVER forget to put something back after he uses it. LOLOLOL! HE IS SO BUSTED! No more kids to blame it on.

So see, it never really stops. It just shifts gears as the years go by.

TTFN

Damama T said...

OH.. And thank you so much for stopping by to check on my little corner of the blogverse. I really appreciate you taking the time to come and comment.

Have a great weekend!

Lola...again said...

You know what..I think I found the mind that you lost! My kids had stuffed it down the heat vent with all of the broken crayons!

If you happen to find mine, let me know!

Jenera said...

I am losing things too but it's only me and my two year old most days so I think it's him hiding things.

I also have spoons that disappear. That really mystifies me because I do dishes myself-no dishwasher to eat 'em.

utmomof5 said...

Your stuff is the same place that my fly awatter is! I have actually told my kids I will pay whomever finds it $5.

Christina

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I spent 80 dollars on school supplies last August and made sure to buy myself many pens. I can't find any of them. Sometimes I have to scrawl a phone message on the frig with chapstick.

Kimberly said...

I just read the whole front page of your blog - you? Are fantabulous! (I love that you use that word - I love that word)

Thanks for the giggles!

Melissa said...

You are one clever momma! :D I love your solution for the missing money!

Pappy Yokum said...

As a previous boy myself, I say look in the yard, spoons are great for digging holes, even in the snow.

I agree that the solution to the disappearing money was great!

Lois said...

Oh my goodness, I thought it was just my family! I haven't seen my stapler in ages. Tape? All over my walls, too. I keep sending my husband to DI to buy more spoons and I STILL can't find any. Too funny.

b. said...

Same. Same. Same....totally my family!!
You are a scream!!

Maraiya said...

The clippers are under your bed and your stapler? It's in the fridge. In the vegetable drawer, right behind that pile of spoons.

So nice when I can solve other people's mysteries.

And no, I'm not saying you're old. Why would I do that? Just noticing some shared...idiosyncrasies. Yeah. That's what it is. We, my friend, are idiosyncratic.