I'm on maternity leave. Leave. I've got a lot of free time on this leave, so in between the salt-free stew, the sugar-free cupcakes, keeping the refrigerator full, vacuuming 5 times a day, sterilizing baby bottles, washing clothes-dishes, picking up blocks, and assembling dolls, I can be a detective as well. Without even looking for them, I found 8 small ponies hidden among the underpants. The orange cable from the wireless headphones was in the trash bag. The spinning purple skirt - under the bathrobe, under the couch. Oh, there's even a crosshead screwdriver here.
(Translated by Mihaela Guţu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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