I couldn't find Jude
then I heard the boy's bedroom door slam
upon further investigation...
I found Jude hiding in his reading nook
with a cookie
which he refused to give me
because he had worked so hard to get it
by finding a stool, carrying it across the house, climbing up on the counter, and pulling it off the (cooled) pan
only to climb down and stealthily sneak into a quiet space
little does he know that his mama is an undercover spy
oh yes, he's two.