Thursday, May 13, 2010

Theme Thursday -- Mystery

This is a Theme Thursday post.  
This week's theme is MYSTERY.  I don't usually re-post, but this story from last February was such a perfect fit, I could not resist.  Without further ado, Uno, Dos, Tracey presents...

An Agatha Tracey Mystery

A crime was committed here at uno, dos, tracey, and I think I have solved it.  Theses are the facts.

One Mr. Television Clicker has been missing since Thursday morning at 10:03 a.m.

He was last seen in the company of one Catherine, a known meddler and sneak.

Her mother's statement is as follows:  "I saw Catherine with Mr. Clicker in the hall between her room and her brothers'.   I was horrified.  She knows she is not supposed to be with him.  I was just about to interrupt their tete-a-tete when I was distracted by the arrival of her brother's school bus."  When asked if she did not have but a split second to snatch Mr. Clicker out of Catherine's grasp, she prevaricated.  "I was in a hurry.  I didn't even know the bus was out there until I saw it through the window.  Who knows how long they had been waiting?  Honestly!  Anyway, when I came back in, Mr. Clicker was no where to be seen.  I have asked my daughter repeatedly what she knows, but she refuses to talk." 

Her father's statement is as follows:  "I wasn't here.  I was at work earning money to put food on the table.  The last time I saw Mr. Clicker was when I set him on the end table the previous night before bed."  When asked if this end table would have been within Catherine's reach, he prevaricated.  "Look.  I can't be in charge of everything, can I?  All I know is that if Mr. Clicker does not come home soon I will be forced to play my video games with a 4:3 screen ratio.  This is just devastating."

With a little digging, it was also revealed that this Catherine has quite a past as a trouble make and an abuser of controlled substances.

With this information, a search was mounted.  I looked high and low.  Mostly low, as Catherine has a reach of only about 36 inches.  Her favorite haunts, drawers, and laundry hampers were checked and rechecked.  Then, in the mid-morning hours of Friday, about 24 hours after he was last seen, Mr. Clicker was discovered, face down, in Catherine's dresser drawer.

The conclusion is obvious.  Catherine absconded with Mr. Clicker and was keeping him prisoner in her room.  The suspect is still not talking, but her eyes say, "If I can't have him, no one will."

Another case solved by Agatha Tracey.

She has been sentenced to three days of only water in her sippy cup.

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  1. That was so much fun! Your daughter is so beautiful and sneaky!

  2. Loved the post and your daughter is adorable. I've often wondered if all kids hide things that way. Our granddaughter was the worst when she was little. She was constantly hiding our things. It was so cute though, well, except when I needed to go to work and she had hidden the car keys. Great Theme Thursday post.

  3. haha. that was amazing...we have ha a few of those remote mysteries...adorable pics. happy tt!

  4. We have mysteries like this in our home all the time! Some times they NEVER get solved!

  5. Awesome post! You have informed Mr. Clicker this isn't the last time he will end up in an unusual place, Right? He may want to befriend sippy cups and legos as they will most likely meet each other and spend lots of time together.

  6. I loved this post. Your children are all very beautiful - and I'm sending you all my good thoughts and wishes for your new little one's strong and healthy growing. I hope you're not feeling too tired/sick. Take lots of rest when you can (ha, ha!!)

  7. A re-post classic! I did read it the first go round and so glad you did. I'm sure Catherine the Troublemaker has had many more adventures in the mean time.

  8. I'm glad you reposted. This was hilarious!

  9. Our remotes can usually be found down the side of the sofa, and no one ever claims responsibility of course! Enjoyed the re-post.

  10. Too cute - gotta watch out before she becomes a hardened criminal