Hide and Seek. Or not.

July 18th, 2012

I will give you one and only one guess as to where Miss Mouse was hiding when the above picture was snapped.

Playing hide-and-seek with a 20-month little brother in tow is a bit complicated.  Miss Mouse isn’t very good at picking hiding places yet so my main role in the game is to loudly “search” for her while studiously avoiding looking in the general direction of her very obvious hiding spots.

But poor Buggie doesn’t understand that part of the game.  I’ll dramatically say — “Where is Miss Mouse??” — and he’ll march over next to her, and point, squeaking — “Sister!  Sister!” — excitedly.

Well done, dearest.

Or else, as in the picture above, he tries to hide with her.  It rarely works.

I will say, though, that when they do manage to find a good spot, they hide pretty well.  Buggie especially has surprising amounts of patience for one so small.  He was boycotting bedtime one night at my parents’ house and he hid while I was running his bath.  I honest-to-goodness couldn’t find him.  I looked for five minutes and was beginning to get worried when he FINALLY emerged from a closest in my parent’s room, grinning like the Cheshire cat.  I had been in that room several times calling his name.  He didn’t move.  He didn’t giggle.  He didn’t rustle about.

He is going to be reaallly good at this game.  As soon as he figures out that he needs his own hiding spots!

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