I was in the kitchen making dinner recently. The kids were in the living room watching The Backyardigans. (These two rooms join, for those of you who have never been to our house.) I'm minding my own business when I finally realize that Jonathan is repeating the same word over and over again. He's still in the living room, but I can hear him plainly saying over and over, "Tuck...tuck...tuck." He's not crying. He's not yelling. He's simply calmly repeating this word to himself. My curiosity gets the better of me, and I go to see what he's talking about because I'm not sure what "tuck" means.
When I see him, I know instantly what "tuck" means. He looks up at me for assistance, and I tell him I will help him, but I just need to take his picture first, and I go get the camera.
He was "stuck." That's what he was saying over and over. It would have been my guess, since I knew they weren't watching The Wonder Pets (one of the characters is named Tuck). But I couldn't imagine that he actually WAS stuck because he seemed so unconcerned about it. When he's stuck, he usually yells it, "Tuck! Tuck! Tuuuuuck!" Also, one of his siblings would have normally come running into the kitchen to jabber something at me that might have contained the recognizable words "Jonathan" (Jaw-hen) and "stuck" (tuck). From this I might have pieced together the fact that Jonathan was stuck somewhere. But they weren't paying him any attention, which proves the lack of concern Jonathan had in his state of immobility.
I guessed he wasn't in pain, and he just figured if he said it enough, someone would happen along to help him out. I don't know, but it was funny!