Jacob’s "Stash"…. A Short Story

Once Upon a time there was an 11 month old little boy named Jacob.

Jacob was a happy boy who loved cheerios, learning homes, and bottles.

He lived a happy life at home with his mommy and daddy by his side.

One warm spring night after Jacob had been in bed for about a half hour, Jacob’s Mommy and Daddy heard a noise coming from his bedroom.

It was a sort of rat a tat tat noise. They waited a few minutes before reacting to the noise.

The noise continued.,..rat a tat tat…

Rat a tat tat.

Rat a tat tat.

Finally, Jacob’s Mommy and Daddy suspected that Jacob might be up to something in his bedroom so they creeped in quietly with the camera just in case Jacob was doing something photo worthy.

When they turned on the light they were surprised to find this waiting for them.

Mommy and Daddy looked at each other puzzled. Why was their son wide awake at a time when he was normally sleeping? Why wasn’t he nestled all snug in his bed with visions of sugarplums dancing in his head?…..wait wrong story….

After a few moments…Jacob suspiciously started peering down the side of his crib…the side that was against the wall.

Wondering what could possibly be down there Mommy and Daddy pulled out the crib only to discover….


Yes that’s right! The sweet innocent 11 month old has a secret pacifier stash. And clearly the rat a tat tat noise was either Jacob trying to reach down to get a pacifier from his stash…or he was secretly trying to hide another one!

Mommy and Daddy looked at each other in shock! This was wear the pacifiers had been disappearing too! (Each black dot on the photo represents a paci) That’s right…Mommy and Daddy found not one, not two, not five, but TEN pacifiers hidden between the wall and the bed skirt!

Jacob knew we were on to him. He knew his secret had been exposed…so he laid back down and went to sleep.

The end.

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