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January 2nd, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Do you have all matching dishes for your clan?

Do you have plastic eat-ware for your kids?

How many spoons and forks do you have. Yes, go count them!
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January 2nd, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Do you have all matching dishes for your clan? Yes, hubby was adamant about that

Do you have plastic eat-ware for your kids? No.

How many spoons and forks do you have? Probably 20 each?
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January 2nd, 2013, 08:49 AM
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My answer is a little all over the place.

Matching dishes, we did till they started breaking then I just went out and bought a bunch of plastic wear, for some reason my family prefers it.

There are separate plates for the kids, but that is only used when we have things that will 'run' into each other. I can't stand when food touches each other, so it's more about me then them.

Silverware flucuates in this house. I swear one day we have one spoon between us and the next day all 20+ will show up again. I keep plastic ware on hand for just such occasions.

Funny story, until this year my husband did not allow any glass cups/glasses in the house. Not because of the kids, but for 2 years in a row I ended up in the ER (on Mothers Day) because a glass would break when I was watching it. Did that stop me? Nope, I just found other ways to hurt myself lol
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January 2nd, 2013, 09:12 AM
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We have a full set of plates that have that stupid gold edging, and then 2-3 of 3 other 'sets'. The smaller plates we have a mix of like 3-4 sets.

We have a bunch of plastic plates for the kids, both round ones and ones with separators.

There is about 35 spoons and like 20 forks. I think I am buying more forks on Friday.

The reason I asked this question is a friend of ours always makes a big deal of our plates. They eat here frequently, and she always says she's going to buy me all matching plates. Then she got plastic plates for the kids since we were running low (she brings 4 or 5 kids with her when they come over) and she told me to throw away the other kids plates so that they all match. Um.. no?
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January 2nd, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Ours is kind of a few different sets mixed together that we were given. We use some plastic divider plates for the littles (and me, I hate my food touching as well), I don't really care much or even notice until you mentioned it!

As long as they are clean, and put away, I'm good with it!
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January 2nd, 2013, 09:23 AM
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We were given all of our dishes too. I don't think I've ever purchased a dish in my life
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January 2nd, 2013, 10:04 AM
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I purchased our very first set, something like 13 years ago. My MIL tends to buy our dishes cause it irks her when ours don't match, but this is coming from a woman who could feed an army on her matching dishes and still have a few left over for the navy lol
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January 2nd, 2013, 10:19 AM
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I have some guest sets....but for us I like to buy unique plates and bowls that are the same pattern group but design is slightly different but still fits with the set. interchangable i guess....

Silverware is solid for us and not used in every meal. Eat traditionally on the floor with our hands sometimes that is lots of fun and a great way to enjoy the food with family or freinds...We also have our formal dining table that we use . I tend to preffer to have spoons on hand. Large soup size ones along with traditional tea spoons which is what the children use. I also allow my young children to use butter knives at the formal table when appropiate. So long as proper Etiquette is followed.
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January 2nd, 2013, 10:37 AM
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I have matching dishes that I use for supper. I have 2 different sets that I use otherwise (the leftovers from my once upon a time full set).

I have 2 different kinds of cutlery, I bought a new set in the fall to go with what I had. And also have a container with a whole bunch of forks and spoons.

My mom loves buying glassware and having it all matching, so if 1 or 2 break she gives them to me, and that's fine with me, I don't care if they match or not.
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January 2nd, 2013, 11:33 AM
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hahahahahahahahahaha

*gasping for breath*

What's matching dishes? and do you mean unmatched, unbroken/chipped dishes?

We had some matching dishes, but most of them have a piece or two broken, etc. I mostly use plastic plates and bowls for the kids.

I have more than enough spoons and forks, they don't all fit in the space in the cutlery holder.

I do have a matched set for the kids, but just the kids, that I just got them at the dollar store. I haven't go the bowls to match yet, but I probably will.
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January 2nd, 2013, 06:09 PM
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for the kids: Ikea plastic, baby! I don't mind if their cutlery ends up in the trash, I have another set worth $3 in the cupboard

us: dh and I have a nice matching set of 12 when the kids are bigger
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January 3rd, 2013, 12:50 PM
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We have a matched set, and some random other dishes. The kids have mismatched plastic, but the older two use glass sometimes. And we own so much silverware that I had to pack some away
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January 4th, 2013, 04:20 PM
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We use matching dishes. However, our plastic kids' dishes are a wide variety. Only #4 uses the plastic on a regular basis. The rest of us use the stoneware. We got them as a wedding gift, and they have really held up well. We've added a few along the way, and we can usually get through 2 meals with all of us before we would HAVE to have more clean (just in case the dishwasher isn't unloaded).
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