Hide and Seek.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The little man and I played our first game of hide and seek today. The problem? I didn't actually know that we were playing. Yes, I admit that for about 3 minutes today I had absolutely no idea where my child was. Yeah, today I get a D- in the parenting department. In my defense I knew that he couldn't have left the house and he had to be on the same floor that I was, but for the life of me I still couldn't find the little guy. Anywhere.

It began with my doing laundry. I locked both of us downstairs and began my business of sorting, pretreating, loading...etc. After a few minutes I realized that things were pretty quiet. There was no toddler running through my legs, no screaming to be heard, and there wasn't even any bed jumping coming from my bedroom. "This can't be good." I thought. I began searching the two bedrooms and bathrooms and even though it was only 500 square feet or so I still couldn't find him. I yelled out his name and still there was no response. I looked in his crib and noticed that his binky and bunny was gone, so I knew he hadn't vanished into thin air, but then where the hell was he?

It was right then that I head a  familiar little giggle coming from my closet. I had just been in there sorting the laundry so I couldn't figure out how I missed that he was in there. When I walked in I realized why. 



As far as I'm concerned he's lucky he didn't end up in the washing machine....


Anonymous said...

How cute! And clearly the perfect place for a nap :)

Vanessa said...

I had the same thing happen to me one day!

I was going through the books in my daughter's bookshelf, when all of a sudden, someone was at the door, and the phone was ringing, and it got crazy for a minute.

Ok. Everyone's gone, no one's on the phone, but wear is the Little Miss? Did she escape when the door was open? My apartment was probably about 500 square feet, but she was missing! I looked everywhere, under the crib, in the bathroom and closets! I was running around the apt yelling her name when.......

Suddenly the doors to her bookshelf fly open, and there she is, all scrunched up and grinning like a Cheshire Cat.


Cali-Ally said...

Yum that is hilarious! I can imagine very scary for those 3 minutes...but to think he thought of hiding in there...too funny! I bet he thought he was quite smart :)

Polly said...

Too too funny. I bet you laughed for hours.

I had a similar thing happen to me one day when I found Ollie in the linen cupboard!!

Anonymous said...

I am from Alabama and stumbled across your blog one day and have been reading since! Reading your blog is one of the highlights of my day, partly because the LM reminds me so much of my daughter! She is a year old and so much of what I read sounds just like things that she does, or things that I can imagine her doing very soon...this being one of them! That is too funny, although I'm sure you were a bit scared for a moment!