Don't bother to read this post if you are a man because men just do not get Tupperware!
My darling husband has been trying to get me to throw out my Tupperware for at least 15 years, but I resist at every turn. I don't care that the lids don't match any of the containers or that hundreds of containers sit in the cupboard but never get used! They are a legacy to be passed on to my daughter one day!
You may well ask what's brought this on?
Well, my Tupperware scraper or spatula has completely split in half. And the significance is that I got that scraper when I was 18 years old and it was part of my collection for my 'bottom drawer' - those items that young women collect that becomes part of their dowry - which makes it over 25 years old!
Doh, Sarah, so why you getting your knickers in such a twist!!??!!
Because somehow it seems the signify the end of an era for me...those halcyon days when I was a young lass...a naive and eager nursing student...just fallen in love with my husband-to-be...3 stone lighter (or is it 4 stone) than I am now!?
Suddenly, it seems that I am all grown up. I have a beautiful daughter the same age as I was when I first bought that scraper, and a gorgeous son who is almost the age of my husband when I first met him. I have a fantastic job, brilliant friends and I am learning heaps all the time.
Time to buy a new scraper, I think.
PS: Do young women have 'bottom drawers' or 'dowries' any more?