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To wonder why my teen is stealing sugar?

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Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:28:12

One of my kids (both teens) is stealing the sugar. I don't know which one.

I noticed a brand new bag of sugar had vanished last week, I assumed it had been spilled by one of the kids who had failed to mention it. Actually that didn't really make sense at the time because neither of them is capable of cleaning a bag of sugar so well. Either way I forgot all about it.

Now a second bag has disappeared.

It's not me, its not DH. Nobody else has had access.

What the fuckity fuck is going on?

FenceSitter01 Thu 02-Nov-17 20:29:25

Diabetes OR making alcohol/bombs

Telstar99 Thu 02-Nov-17 20:30:11

Maybe one of them has an ant farm in their bedroom! shock

MrsExpo Thu 02-Nov-17 20:30:43

Have you asked them about it?

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:31:08

making alcohol

Wouldn't put it past the oldest to have a speakeasy on the sly.

Theducksarenotmyfriends Thu 02-Nov-17 20:31:25

They're making you a giant cake?

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:32:15

They're both out.

WishUponAStar88 Thu 02-Nov-17 20:32:53

How strange! No useful input as to what they could be using it for though, that would be driving me mad wondering! Presume you haven’t asked them yet?

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:34:06

They're making you a giant cake?

Just double checked and the flour is still there... it is also now a solid so maybe they are sourcing it from somewhere else.

SparklyUnicornPoo Thu 02-Nov-17 20:34:42

making body scrub? Alcohol sounds more likely though.

beepboopbeep Thu 02-Nov-17 20:34:53

Grinding it down and cutting ur with drugs? hmm

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:36:00


It is driving me mad! The thing is my youngest is generally really honest and a horrific liar when he tries to so if it's him it will be easy.

The oldest is some sort of lying master who would make a spymaster blush with his lying improv.

I am worried that the oldest is taking it and I will never know the true purpose.

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:36:59

Is making alcohol a real thing? I mean surely it would be more hassle than its worth?

SloanePeterson Thu 02-Nov-17 20:38:11

What age are they? When I was in sixth form I'd regularly pinch sugar and tea bags to use in the common room

Ttbb Thu 02-Nov-17 20:38:17

Body scrub was my first thought. Do people actually make alcohol just out of sugar? Could they maybe be doing it just to mess with you?

Crumpets4tea Thu 02-Nov-17 20:38:38

Something to do with sugar awareness week?

Anecdoche Thu 02-Nov-17 20:40:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:41:03

When I was in sixth form I'd regularly pinch sugar

Oldest is in 6th form but 2 bags in less in such a short space of time? Still that's the most likely suggestion so far.

Body scrub is highly unlikely.

gillybeanz Thu 02-Nov-17 20:41:26

My ds2 did this he was a sugar addict and I found he could eat it out of the bag.
When I caught him he said he'd just burn it and make caramel or treacle toffee.
He was about 14 at the time.

ichbineinstasumer Thu 02-Nov-17 20:42:20

did you look behind the bed?

hareagain Thu 02-Nov-17 20:42:21

My first thought was to cut with drugs. On seeing other posts, all of these are possible. Confront them.

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:42:24


Hmmm sounds possible of the youngest. He should be back shortly so I will found out.

SpotAGuillemot Thu 02-Nov-17 20:44:52

I used to ‘borrow’ boxes of tea and bags of sugar for sixth form common room, it was an attempt at getting people to like me.

gillybeanz Thu 02-Nov-17 20:45:42

OP, if it is for the same reason, I hope not.
It's pretty bad to consume that much sugar as I know you're aware.
I know it's not as bad as drugs obviously but it's still a bit obsessive, I had to watch him like a hawk and even though it's not bags of sugar now, he's still addicted to sugar in all forms as a grown man.

I hope you get your answer and please update it's baffling grin

Tessliketrees Thu 02-Nov-17 20:47:14


That is right up the youngests street, he can be obsessive. Although he has never really had a sweet tooth it wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility that he has suddenly developed one and not told me.

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