I've always become frustrated with Hide and Seek. This may seem strange, but it's true. First of all how can you find a really great place to hide in such a short time? Second, what happens when you can't find the other person?
Now add to the equation that it's bedtime, and your child is playing Hide and Seek, but you don't yet know this. You've asked her to go brush her teeth and put on her pj's, then realize it's been 20 minutes and she hasn't come back to say goodnight.
Unknowingly the seeking begins.
She's not in the bathroom so she must have become distracted with something in her bedroom. But she doesn't seem to be in the bedroom either, which is really weird.
My inner Mommy voice yells "OMG she's gone!". Then I realize that is really stupid, and that she must be hiding. Grrrrr. My least favorite game.
I look all around her bedroom in every place she could possibly have stuck her small self, and come up with nothing. Moving on I check all around the entire house, with no success.
Back to her bedroom I trudge, a bit angry now. Still empty. So what's a Mom to do? Yell ~ "I know your hiding on me and it's getting late so you better come out now!!!"
This elicited a bunch of giggles coming from....where?? I still can't figure it out, but it is coming from this very bedroom. Then the shade on the window moves and "BOO!". Out pops the very girl whose now been "missing" for a half and hour.
Her windowsill was just wide enough to squeeze in there without being seen. I was so shocked that I had her hide there twice more to see if her Dad and brother could find her. Well this turned out to be the best hiding spot ever, because neither found her right away.
After the whole game was over, I had Autumn go back behind the shade so I could take some photos. She won't be able to fit in this hiding spot much longer...
Moral of the story ~ don't ever let anyone know that you hate hide and seek. It's too late for me, but maybe not for you...
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