MISSING, 5 PM PLAYTIME
One potato, separated from its plastic vegetable family. Authorities immediately initiated a full search and recovery mission, with the suspects questioned and all the usual stashes searched and hiding places explored. As of bedtime, the potato in question was still missing and authorities temporarily halted the search.
FOUND, 9 PM CLEAN UP
Authorities stated that the search was resumed upon the commencement of the evening clean up, reasoning that in the clearing away of debris some evidence of foul play might be discovered. Authorities stated that they were shocked to hear a rattle from one Mr PotatoHead, ordinarily a dapper gentlemen who is rarely seen without his full regalia, found cowering in a half-empty toy box where he appeared to have been returned earlier by his rightful owner.
When a full cavity search was completed by the seach team, the potato in question was found and recovered.
The gentlemen was returned to his home where he is said to be recovering from the day's traumatic events. Authorities stated they are baffled by the seeming brilliance behind today's potato disappearance, and will be ramping up their counter-efforts with increased communications and intelligence training.
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Let it never be said that my child isn't
crafty logical. God help me when she starts talking.