When our first was a toddler, we, like all parents of toddlers, would find things in the oddest places. When an item would turn up missing, Dave would say, "Think like Tim."
The lock and key to our shed vanished the other day. I searched and hunted and finally said to myself, "Think like John."
John loves to throw things in the bushes. Off I went to rifle through the shrubs. The first four bushes produced a cache of five balls, one shoe, a shovel, and an icky sock (left to mulch the garden). I was about to give up when I spotted the key deep in the forsythia.