You know that episode in the Brady Bunch where things keep going missing and after many comedic moments, they found out their dog Tiger has been hoarding all of their belongings in his dog house?
Well, Claire is Tiger. And this is her dog house.
Things I've found in Claire's secret hiding place:
1. A three-day old half-eaten apple
2. A candy wrapper (minus the candy, of course)
3. Grace's favorite plastic elephant
4. The salt shaker
5. Cupcake sprinkles (half in the bottle, half ALL over the floor)
What do all of these things have in common? At one time or another, she was told she couldn't have them. So, naturally, she took them anyway and snuck them into her doghouse.
So, last night, after three minutes of pretty intense searching for the salt shaker, I asked Scott if he'd seen it.
Me: Have you seen the salt?
Scott: Last time I saw it, it was on the floor.
Me: And you didn't pick it up?
Scott: No I didn't. I was trying to feed lunch to two screaming toddlers.
That's when it hit me. A forbidden item. A chaotic moment.
Behind the chair. It had to be behind the chair.
She's a tricky one, I'll give her that. But at least (for now) I know her tricks.