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Hide and seek

November 24th, 2003 Leave a comment Go to comments

Evan, Julia & I were playing hide and seek yesterday. We took turns: first they’d hide, then I would. And everytime they hid, they would hide together. About ten minutes into the game, as I uncovered my ears when I finished counting, I heard Julia crying. She explained to me that Evan wouldn’t let her hide with him. So we went together to where Evan was hiding: the walk-in cupboard next to the stairs to the basement. At first I thought she wouldn’t fit in, but then Evan moved over enough to accommodate them both. So, as is logical, I went to go count again while they &#147hid.&#148 Evan reminded me to &#145forget where we’re hiding.&#146

So I went into the den, counted, and came back. But instead of opening the cupboard door and &#145finding&#146 them, I stepped onto the stairway to the basement and reached around, turning the cupboard doorknob, flinging the door open, and retrieving my arm. The kids looked out to see…no one. To my surprise, they pulled the door shut again. Ok, so this is a neat game. I flung the door open again. This time, they did the same thing…instead of looking for me, they shut the door again. Anyway, this continued another couple of times, then finally, I went over to the door, pulled it open and &#145BOO!&#146 Evan by then was so focused on grabbing the doorknob and pulling the door closed that he was totally taken by surprise. He was so startled he metaphorically hit the ceiling. It was so funny I couldn’t help but laugh. He got annoyed at this but was a good sport about it. 🙂

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