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SDI – Silverware Disappearance Investigation


Back in May, I hit the jackpot. I found two sets of matching silverware for $5.00/each (normal price $40/each). They were the nicest sets of silverware we have ever owned. Fast forward to present day, 5 months later. I took inventory of what is left of my lovely silverware:

Dinner Knives: 7
Dinner Forks: 6
Salad Forks: 6
Teaspoons: 4
Soup Spoons: 6

All of the above had an original count of 8. Where did they they all go?

I’ve come up with the following theories:

1.) Swiper from Dora the Explorer jumped out of my son’s TV screen and decided that my silverware was his target for the day. I’m just waiting to catch the episode and make a positive ID on my spoons. “Swiper, no swiping!”

2.) They fell deep into the cavernous pit that is the spot in the couch between the cushions and the back of the couch. I haven’t looked in there recently…that is a scary…scary place to go.

3.) My son is starting early with “borrowing” things getting ready for living on his own. Yes, he’s only 4 but sometimes I wonder. He seemed very excited and said, “Oooh, look how nice” when I first put the silverware in our shopping cart.

Anyone else have any other theories?


  • Reply CC |

    I am definitely in line with the Swiper theory – having 2 5-year-olds and a 2-year-old! You should add to your theory that Dora’s cousin Diego might have needed the silverware in one of his wildlife-saving adventures…one never knows;).

  • Reply D |

    I am LOL at this. I was just telling my husband that we need to go out and spend some money on silverware. Everytime I open the drawer it is lighter and lighter. I still have no idea “who” would want our silverware.

    Kind of like those darn socks that never make it back from the wash!


  • Reply Maria |

    I can completely relate to this. My 20 month old hid all of his “baby” spoons and I found them deep under my bed. He refuses to “eat” from “baby” spoons!

  • Reply Save Sheila |

    I bought 9 of everything back when we got our last set; where do they go??? I don’t throw them away, they just disappear. I think my kid makes science projects out of them or something.

  • Reply Binary Dollar |

    I read your comment on FMF about the “U.P.” Horray Michigan! (I’m from MI but I moved to take a job in DC.) Nice site…I think I’ll explore….

  • Reply Holly Schwendiman |

    I think several of mine found their way in the garbage with the paper plate. :o( Crazy how some things just seem glutten for punishment – like sock matches in the laundry…And I thought I had problems! LOL

    Holly’s Corner

    Here via the Carnival of Family Fun ;o)

  • Reply Kailani |

    Have you been hosting any dinner parties lately? Maybe you need to install a metal detector!

  • Reply Josh |

    I didn’t read this but how can i be involved in the SDI im interested in a career in that field.

  • Reply Josh |

    This reminds me alot of the naked underpants gnomes that continue to steal my underwear. At first i thought they were just dissapearing but one night i woke up and saw a group of the little buggers carrying away a pair of my underwear. If there is a UDI- Underwear Dissapearance Investigation, I’d love to get involved.

So, what do you think ?