As it turns out, it's not the sock monster in the dryer I need to worry about, so much as the fact that our kitchen tries to eat breakables.
Mind you, it fails miserably at the actually eating part. It is, however, quite skilled at breaking things into little pieces in preparation for consumption. I almost wish it would consume the pieces. Quite frankly, I am getting quite tired of sweeping up (and cutting myself on) shards of glass and slivers of bowls, plates and whatever else is on it's menu for the day. We have had so many plates, bowls, glasses, mugs and even a special Pyrex glass pie dish, fall victim to it's hunger pangs.
For example: It sucked a glass right out of my son's hands tonight as he was emptying the dishwasher! And a couple days ago it attempted to devour my slow cooker. My beloved, huge, super dependable, slow cooker. Sadly it only managed to stop me from ever being able to use it again:
One can only hope we subdue the hidden beast in the kitchen before we run out of crockery, or destroy the tiles in our (rented) home!
And now I am off to pick out a new slow cooker and put it into the next budget...I have my eye on one of the fancy ones that can be used on top of the stove as well, so that browning the meat, cooking the meal, and thickening the liquid into a sauce / gravy, can all be done in one pot. Wouldn't that be grand?!