Dad mistakes menstrual cup for kitchen tool and we can't stop laughing

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Dad mistakes menstrual cup for kitchen tool, but it's all the toddler's fault!

We've all had the odd kitchen fail over the years, right? I remember once making Spaghetti Bolognese for my now-husband after I first moved out of home too many years ago to disclose. It took me an eternity to cook and when we sat down to eat it, we both paused. It was revolting. Both of us tipped it all into the bin, I cried, and my husband raced out for take-away. I'll never forget that feeling of deflation as having spent so much time and effort on something for it to just not go to plan.

One Victoria-based husband recently cooked a meal that surprisingly did work out ... until his wife noticed a suspect measuring cup inside the bag of rice THE NEXT DAY!

"My husband is BAD in the kitchen and I should have never trusted him," Cindy Hobbs told Kidspot. "He can’t cook AT ALL, he burns toast, makes lumpy gravy, butchers fried eggs ... he's hopeless."

"I used it to measure the rice last night, it said three cups of rice"

Cindy, who has her own business making stunning pieces of jewellery to celebrate all life 'from breastfeeding, birth to passing', posted images of text messages between her and her husband when she noticed a familiar 'friend' inside the bag of rice that he had used to prepare dinner the night before.

"What is this doing in the rice?" she asked.

After her husband explained that he had used the offending item to measure rice for dinner the night before, Cindy responded with a simple nauseated face emoji.

She then explained what the small silicone cup actually was and he still didn't get it, mistaking her response for a misspelling of Minestrone Soup, which was the meal they had eaten on that fateful evening.

menstrual cup

After a suggestion to google 'menstrual cup' he then gets it with a simple expletive that we all think is quite fitting in the situation: 'F**K'.

People on the Breastmilk Jewellery Facebook page found it equally hilarious, with 360 shares and even more comments, mostly tagging friends for a laugh.

"Oh sweet god hahahahahahah."

"Dick pod! That's the best! 😂😂"

When you hear just how it happened, it will all make sense

One person asked why the menstrual cup was in the kitchen in the first place, but many will agree that those babies are mighty sterile at the best of times.

Cindy did explain that things were hectic in the kitchen at the time, with soup on the stove and two young children getting into things around the house. Since the kids, aged eight and three, were unlikely to eat soup, she was also preparing a second meal of fried rice in an attempt to make dinner time pleasant (we've all been there, right?).

She said, "I got too distracted to finish the rice so hubby took over, I asked him to add a cup of rice to the soup and put some on for the fried rice. My toddler came running out of the bathroom with my menstrual cup, I took it off her and placed it on the kitchen sink right next to the rice. My husband assumed this was the measuring cup and as I walked off to deal with the kids he took over in the kitchen and committed the crime."

"He's a walking disaster really"

Cindy was able to laugh at her husband's mistake, and she explained that they have a wonderful relationship where they share many laughs, often at each other's expense, but his history of these type of things mostly end in injury to himself.

They range from, "ripping his nipple ring clean out at work, fracturing his tail bone on a slippery dig, falling on his head after attempting a backflip on a kids' swing [and] splitting his head open on a tilt door at work, just to name a few."

Cindy said that above all else, her husband is constantly making her laugh, and she wouldn’t have him any other way.

"I can see women scrambling for their cups to hide them right now"

We think the above commenter is right. Ladies, run now! It's almost lunch time, and nobody needs a repeat of this mealtime fail!

This article has been republished with permission from Kidspot

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Claire Haiek