Monday, March 29, 2010

Scamp Escape

The younger half of the Hope of 21st Century Civilization is up early with the Colonel this morning. His parents are off to work, big brother yet slumbers, and the comely and kind-hearted Miss Brenda is polishing off the rest of her beauty sleep, so it is the Colonel's responsibility to maintain situational awareness regarding the whereabouts and intowhats of the little scamp.

At 28 months he is becoming quite the escape artist.

He is supposed to be watching cartoons while the Colonel administers caffeine to his few remaining brain cells and reads the digital papers. The door out of which he escaped is line of sight beyond the left side of the Colonel's computer screen. Yet, with stealth and an active camouflage technique the envy of snipers the world's militaries over, H21CC - 2 performed a flawless break-contact maneuver and his absence remained undetected by the Colonel for the better part of the brief time it took to drain the first of many caffeine delivery devices.

His absence was finally realized by the lack of squeaks and squawks that are the primary communication method of two-year-olds and the Colonel conducted a quick security patrol house-wide to re-establish contact.

Found him in the bed with the comely and kind-hearted Miss Brenda, supervising the last few minutes of her manifestly unneeded beauty sleep.

The look in his eyes as he watched her sleep was enough to start the Colonel's eye wash. By the end of the day the Colonel will have been tempted to restrain the little booger with a liberal application of duck tape, but for the moment he understands the meaning of love.
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