Spoons a weird recovery barometer
Only a group of parent w/ addicted kids in various points in recovery journey could discuss the common household spoon in such depth.
The abundance or absence of spoons becomes a weird household barometer of recovery for your child or spouse. Many agreed.
My comment on having or not having spoons on Facebook looked like this :
for a parent ..one of the gifts of their sobriety is that we can stir our coffee w/ a spoon again (because we can actually find a spoon in the kitchen again) vs. a fork or knife or pencil (ok im kidding about the pencil)
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Other parental recovery mentors chimed in with comments about having to buy plastic spoons and hiding spoons etc. Hopefully a smile was generated.
Today I smile as I post and have a lot of spoons. There were the darker days of coffee stirring with a fork in our home too..things can get better. Hopefully your silverware drawer is a cluttered as ours!
peace and strength and thanks to my mentors who inspired this post!
update Sept 1 2011 -
The good news we are still stirring our coffee with spoons today.
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