Sunday, January 14, 2007

Hide & Go Seek with Grace

I would think that after twenty seven years on the planet I would have a pretty good grasp on how to play hide and go seek. I guess that was my mistake, because it has become very apparent that I had never really played until I started playing with Grace.
First off, forget about taking turns. Grace will let each player know who will being doing what. She even takes it a step further by telling you exactly where you will hide. Last night she wanted to play a little before bathtime, so Annabelle and I stood in the kitchen and received our orders on how the game was going to be played.
"OK Mama, I will count and you will hide. You will hide on the couch in the living room. Bellie will go with you okay?" (She says "okay", like she is asking you a question, but we all know it is not a question at all.)
So Annabelle and I go out to the couch and wait for her to count to 10. When she comes out, yelling "Look, Mama I found you!" she suddenly throws herself to the ground, kicking and screaming. If I didn't know her so well, I would think that maybe she stepped on something or did something else to hurt herself. When I could finally understand what she was whining, I had to laugh...she was upset that we were sitting on the wrong cushion on the couch. Apparently we were supposed to be on the middle cushion. Needless to say, that was the end of the game.

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