Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

I have to admit that I ADORE playing hide and seek with little kids. Reid is at an especially fun age for it. I can be in a blatantly obvious hiding spot and Reid will walk past me a million times. Parker did the same at that age, too. When that happens, I'm like a little kid myself. I can't hold the giggles in. By the time I finally get caught, I'm usually laughing in hysterics.

Parker's getting much better. It's harder to outsmart him. Especially considering my size. The crazies can fit into much tighter spots than I can (obviously). But I have to admit I'm a pretty good hider. I even fooled Parker a few times. The problem is, when Parker's 'it', Reid follows me around trying to hide in the same spot. I try to shew him away, but Park is usually finished counting by then so he hides with me most often. And if Reid is not hiding with me, Gray is usually giving me away. It's a rough set up for a highly competitive hider.

After a good hour of hide and seek this afternoon, I called it quits, but Parker and Reid kept it going. This is the conversation we had a little bit later:

PARK: You can't hide there Reid. Find somewhere else. (After hiding in the exact spot Parker was just hiding in.)

REID: I can't.

PARK: I'll find a good hiding spot for you.

ME (I never know why I interject when they're playing nicely...I should just leave well enough alone.): You can't tell him where to hide.

PARK: Why?

ME: It will be too easy to find him.

PARK: No. I'm going to find him a really good hiding spot so I'll have to look hard.


This is why I had kids.

13 comments:

Autumn said...

haha!!! Very cute. Ellie's been soo into hide and seek lately. She likes telling me where to hide...

jeanine said...

too funny... William loves to play hide and seek. But he loves to be found so he'll call out so that you can find him. Pretty silly.

Kelly said...

I love hearing what comes out of kids' mouths! Makes me laugh so hard!

Traci Elizabeth said...

a game of Sardines anyone?

Nicole said...

That is great! Kids have such great imaginations and the things that come out of their mouths are just priceless!

The drama known as Greens.... said...

Children-nine months of discomfort
House- $200,000
Playing w/said children- PRICELESS!
There are some things money can't buy...we'll have to play kick the can, sardines, and no bears out tonight at our camping trip!

Kris said...

Out of the mouths of babes!!!!

Kelly said...

My kids love it too- but they get mad at each other so easily that it doesn't last long. When Dana's dad was here, they played for hours- it was so funny, especially with Celeste, because he nearly always chose the same spot and she hardly ever got him! Love the fun games you play!

Heidi said...

that is so funny! I love the minds of kids! they are so interesting!

Cynthia said...

That's funny - and that's what makes you such a good mom.
We played "hide and go seek in the dark" for our FHE game until. . . well, until recently. Anyway, when you play in the pitch black around the house, you can hide right out in the open. But you HAVE to scare the person who comes close or is about to find you. We've had some near heart attacks searching around a dark silent house and then being growled at or having someone grab your ankle.

Genn said...

That is really cute. I love playing hide and go seek with Hannah too. Cute post.

trentnjeanmorello said...

That's priceless...I love hearing little kids conversations!

amelia said...

That is too cute. I love a good hide-and-go-seek game too.