Originally Posted by 4meandthem
I grew up with my backside knowing the spoon all too well.
As kids one of us would distract her and the other would pull the spoons out of the grocery cart and replace it on a shelf.We got caught trying several times too.
I have made several big wooden spoons for stock pots and a huge one for my freinds restaurant. The biggest was almost 4 feet. Alder makes a good wood to use for spoons.
Oh, my parents never had to use spoons for my backside! They had a wooden paddle made just for us. Every time you were paddled, you got another tally mark by your name. I had the most out of the four of us. My husband's parents used a wooden yardstick, and his mom would get really mad if it broke!
I have lots of wooden spoons at my house. I like all of them for different things. It seems like I always get some at Christmas time in my stocking!