About two years ago, a great debate surfaced… about spoons… and their domination as the most useful eating utensil.
Today, a new debate: which size spoon is better?
Yes, lovely readers, these are the debates that transpire in our household at 10:30pm on a Saturday night. We’re an exciting couple. I know. Read the conversation below and pick a side. I need to declare a winner spooner rather than later.
The premise: I was hungry and I decided to eat a bowl of cereal. Early into the noms, I had to stop eating. The size of the spoon was bothering me.
that girl: These little spoons are so annoying. They are so dinky. They don’t hold any milk.
the hubby: Why would you want so much milk? They are good because you don’t have to waste your time with the milk.
that girl: I like to see the cereal floating in the milk in the spoon. It’s like two birds, one stone. Something to eat and drink…. I can’t eat this stuff. I need a new spoon.
I start to reach into the dishwasher to pull out an unwashed adult-sized spoon.
the hubby: Those are dirty! That’s dirty. Dirty!
that girl: Calm down. I know. I was going to wash it.
the hubby: That’s gross. It’s not sanitized. The dishwasher sanitizes.
that girl: You’re insane. I’m going to hand-wash it. Don’t worry. I’ll use soap.
Returning to my bowl of cereal…
that girl: This spoon is sooo much better.
the hubby: Why are you using a spoon meant for horses? That spoon is huge.
that girl: No, this is meant for adults. You use spoons meant for 5-year-olds. You use those worthless dinky spoons. How can you eat anything? They don’t hold jack. I’d like to finish eating today. That little spoon was taking too long and it was leaving all the milk in the bowl.
the hubby: Just get more cereal! That one you’re using is for serving.
that girl: It’s not. Real people use spoons like this. Those others are for babies!
Seriously, I was not eating from a serving spoon. Serving spoons have slots.
In the set of utensils we have, there is a small fork, a big fork, a small spoon, a big spoon, and a knife. The big question is, how insane do you think the hubby is? He uses the big spoon to stir chocolate milk or coffee.