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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ready or not

We played hide and seek tonight - family style. It was the perfect way to spend some quality time together after a long day at the office. We had enough snow this week to rent skis for the first time so I spent most of today helping people find the right size skis, boots, and poles. There was freezing drizzle all afternoon, but people still came out to ski. If only it had turned to snow before 6pm so we could have held the candlelight ski event.

Instead we took turns finding hiding places around the house. The kids have played hide and seek before and I've played with them, but this was the first time all four of us have played. I can't tell you how much fun it was! Now that the kids understand the idea of staying quiet the game is played as it is meant to be. Julia and I hid behind a curtain once and neither PapaBear, nor Sam saw us. Sam and I hid in the bathtub another time and he was the one to whisper, "Shhhh! Here they come!"

I couldn't help but think about the stories PapaBear tells about playing hide and seek (in the dark) as a child with the friends we go camping with each Fall. The big old farm house they played in....the slow glow of the console TV if someone turned it on to reveal hiding places, the keyboard that would get turned on and play the same syncopation over and over again....
I wasn't even there, but it's a story I never tire of hearing.

I'm looking forward to many more games of hide and seek in this big ol' house.

4 comments:

  1. My game of hide n seek is all about Cameron standing in the kitchen, me pretending not to see him and him screaming out "Mommy, Mommy". Definitely priceless and then he runs right toward me for me to pick him up or to give him a hug. Gotta love that good old game!!

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  2. My son used to be such a great "hider" when we'd play. Now he's so big he wouldn't be able to pull it off too well. But we love to play hide-n-seek with our lab & Golden. You should see their tails going when they find us!

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  3. We're going to have to do that when Daddy is on vacation at the end of the month. Sounds like fun!

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  4. There is something so magical about hearing childhood stories. I love telling them and I love hearing them even more!

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