On a recent trip to Costco, I purchase a 3 pound block of cream cheese. My kids love to have a toasted bagel in the morning with a good dose of cream cheese spread across it, melting slightly.
Hmm, I can almost taste the cream cheese now…in fact, I could do what I did earlier today. I got the toaster out, sliced a bagel in half, inserted the bagel into the toaster, pushed the lever down, watched the heating elements start and made my way to the refrigerator. I stood before the refrigerator, opened the door, and looked for the brand new 3 pound block of cream cheese….only to discover it wasn’t in the spot I left it.
I started looking on each shelf (making a mental note that the fridge is a bit bare) and I can’t find it. I open the drawers…no cream cheese in the vegetable drawer…no cream cheese in the meat drawer….hmmm…where the heck did it go?
Then it occurs to me that I must have put it somewhere stupid like in the pantry or perhaps in the cabinet above the coffee maker. I mean, that has happened before, where you misplace a bag of chips or place a can of corn in the wrong spot…so I continue to look for the missing cream cheese. It is a 3 pound block of cheese; it doesn’t fit just anywhere. It has to be here somewhere!
After about five minutes of searching, I still can’t find the cream cheese. Then I remember we had a visitor earlier that day….KOTS!
KOTS has decided to take the cream cheese home with him. What is he going to do with three pounds of cream cheese? Spread it over himself? This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed things “missing” from the house. At first I thought I just had misplaced some food items or perhaps I just didn’t buy it at the grocery store. No, I wasn’t losing them or misplacing them. KOTS had decided that our pantry and fridge was his own private grocery store to raid and take what he likes. It is very annoying to put it mildly. I wanted to make a lasagna the other day…gone. A huge box of 36 pudding cups for the kids’ school lunches…gone. A nice steak for dinner? Nope…it’s gone…instead you can have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Yum! Yum! Eat up kids!
Luckily, our food situation has stabilized and we now have food in the fridge for the time being. Now, if I could just find those missing chocolate truffles…..