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Last week I was having lunch with Emily, Susan and Karin. The subject got around to the new IKEA opening in Centennial soon. If you live in the Denver area, you know this is quite the talked about event. I casually mentioned I was so excited because now my family will finally be able to have new forks.
I guess that sounds a bit odd when you hear it out loud.
Forks around here are that straw that broke mamas back.
We never have forks when it is time to set the table! Why is this? They can’t all be in the dishwasher right? Well, yes, when you only have 4 forks apparently they can all be in the dishwasher at the same time.
We didn’t start out with 4 forks. I swear at one point we had 3 full sets.
So where in the H E Double Hockey Sticks did 20 forks go? I honestly have no idea! Do you? Apparently the boys don’t either. If I had to guess I would say they have been thrown away during clearing the table laziness.
In a missing-fork-induced mom rage while yielding one of the 4 fork survivors I yelled at the kids “You can buy yourselves new forks when IKEA opens“.
They didn’t think I was serious.
and so we have limped through the last 6 months washing and re-washing those 4 precious forks waiting patiently for IKEA to open.
And as the big day looms closer and closer I got a small sign from the fork gods. As part of a campaign I am doing with Birds Eye I got a package which innocently contained 2 red forks.
They are my forks! My beautiful, precious, can spot from the other side of the room forks.
If I catch anyone even thinking about using my forks you will likely here about missing children in the Denver area. They have forks in jail right?