Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Great Scotch Tape Mystery

A few weeks ago, I bought one of those four packs of rolls of Scotch tape. I figured, when I get around to wrapping presents, I will need tape. I HID the tape. I put it in the cabinet where my cookbooks are, on the top shelf. I need a chair to reach that shelf. I figured no one would possibly see the tape there. Oh, how wrong I was.

Yesterday, I started wrapping a few presents. The box of rolls of tape was still up there, but somehow, the four rolls had mysteriously condensed themselves into just one roll. Three rolls missing. I have not seen anyone tape anything around here, so this is a completely mystery to me, where the tape goes. So anyway, I took my one remaining roll of tape and wrapped a few presents. Then I put it...somewhere, along with a pair of scissors. Today, I go to wrap something else, and the tape and scissors are both missing. Seriously, I have NO EFFING TAPE. What in the name of Scotch (mmmm, Scotch) do these kids do with all this tape?

1) They hide it somewhere just to watch me lose it (my mind, not the tape).

2) They tape up everything in the house, but by the time I get home, they've untaped everything and thrown away all the tape. HAHAHAHAHA! Ok, I know that's not it, they never throw away anything. That's MOM's job.

I have no idea. But what I do know is that I have stuff to wrap, and I have NO TAPE. The tape, like my sanity, vanishes into thin air. I'm really trying to figure out what the hell they do with it. It's just GONE. Is it ridiculous that I'm really, really pissed about tape? I know it costs all of $1.29 a roll. But really, right now I'd like to kill someone. By strangulating them with tape. If I had any.

Edited to add:
I just went to the junk drawer, where I have looked for the tape at least 4 times in the past 15 minutes. However, this time there were not one, but TWO rolls of tape sitting in the drawer. Ok, they were NOT there 5 minutes ago. They really weren't, I swear, I looked in there 4 times!! I'm not crazy! Really, I'M NOT CRAZY!!
Do crazy people go around screaming that they're not crazy?


Lish said...

Maybe Shannon is using the other two rolls to make some homemade jeans for herself...she needed a different color than the silvery duct tape ones. :-P

Sheri said...

Someone is totally screwing with you.

Shelley said...

Oh Sheri, you have no idea how much that made me laugh. I would have thought so too, except that Kylie and I were the only ones home, and there's no way she snuck two rolls of tape into that drawer without me hearing her. She never moved off the couch the whole time I was looking around. lol

Lish - That would make see through pants!! Surely that would also be against the dress code... :)

drawer queen said...

My son, upon finding a new roll of scotch tape, proceeds to immediately tape his mouth shut with about 1/4th of the roll (not a bad trade off for me) and then makes a giant scotch tape ball that I will have to pick up and throw away, along with the empty dispenser. We sometimes have to wrap gifts with duct tape. I think scotch tape has some irresistible pull on children. Yours must be guilty. I don't know how, but they must.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me I need to buy some tape (and hide it).

I was going to tell how the boys webbed the entire living room with rolls of tape. HOwever, I'm sure you can probably imagine that anything and everything mischievous that can be done with any household object has been done by the buddies. :p


onthegomom said...

My daughter is a tape stealing little sh*t! She seriously can go through an entire roll in one night and she is 9. She freaking tapes EVERYTHING.

This post had me rolling with laughter. I so feel your pain!

As my husband has said many times, "Do crazy people know they are crazy?" LMAO