It was a dark & stormy night. Nancy Drew was in her bed, eyes open, willing herself to sleep. She thought she knew what being tired felt like, but this was a whole new level of tired. In her youth, she’d often stay up late poring over the latest mystery’s clues, piecing together the puzzle until everything became clear. Sure, she was tired then – but it was a different kind of tired. An excited tired. Every minute spent awake, was a minute closer to catching the culprit. But this – this was different. She wasn’t a kid anymore. No, this time she had a kid.
It all started 3 years ago, when she met her husband, Frank. Frank Hardy. Despite herself, she smiled. She couldn’t help it – they were good memories. It was a whirlwind romance, one of those stories you’d only find in the pages of a fiction novel. She and Frank would spend their their summer days exploring, their summer nights talking, and their lazy summer mornings nestled under the covers. They cherished their time together, but they also knew a day would come when they would share their happiness with a family of their own. 3 years later, baby Columbo was born.
Nancy sighed. She loved her little family. Baby Columbo was a sweetheart. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was that she hadn’t had a good night’s sleep in months. Baby Columbo was stirring. Frank was out with his brother, Joe Hardy. Boy, she could write a whole series of books on the shenanigans those two always got into. But tonight – she was on her own. Every time she tried to fall asleep, she’d hear her baby rustling. Oh, she knew Columbo would fall asleep again – he always did this time of night. But as long as she could hear him, she knew she would not be as lucky. If she could just silence the baby monitor for 30 minutes, all would be great. Baby Columbo would drift off, and she could fall asleep knowing she’d hear him again when he truly awoke. Really, all she wanted – needed – was a snooze button. But she couldn’t find a single baby monitor that had that feature. It made no sense. It was a mystery she just couldn’t solve. The Mystery of the Missing Button.