Monday, January 29, 2007

MUST BE HIDING

I have mentioned before the fondness my child has for "hide and go seek" but today I thought I would expand on that a bit. See, it is not just the game that Lily enjoys, but the concept of "hiding" itself. In her world, if you cannot physically see something at that particular moment, then it "must be hiding"...

Me: "Lily, where is your coat?"
Lily: "Hiding?"
Me: "Lily, where did daddy go?"
Lily: "Must be hiding!" (bet you saw that one coming)
Now, it is not the element of surprise one encounters from finding what was once hidden that Lily enjoys. Actually, when playing Hide and Go Seek with her, she will TELL you where you should hide first. "Momma hide playroom." Then she'll go and count and come "find" me...and I had BETTER be hiding in the playroom. If I am, there is a big "Boo!" or " I see you momma!" followed by excited laughter and jumping up and down. However, if I decided to get tricky and hide say, in the bedroom instead...the result is one of a confused and somewhat disappointed toddler. So, I opt to hide where she tells me to hide.
The other day while I was folding some laundry she took that 10 minutes to hide in the laundry basket until she was discovered, then she would pick up the basket, move it over a couple of feet and hide under it again...

"I see you momma!" "Here I am!" "She'll never find me up here"

Then, last night was the clincher... I was checking my e-mail at the kitchen table and she pulled up the chair next to me and started shoving her silver chain underneath my laptop. I didn't pay much attention, until she then put her hands over her eyes and began counting to ten. (What is she doing?) She uncovers her eyes, retrieves her chain and says with great pride and enthusiasm, "I found you bwacelet!"

The fun never stops around here, ya'll!

15 comments:

Beckyb said...

That is too funny - must be this age - we are into hiding too - and yes, if we can't find something - it's hiding!!! LOVE the pictures!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

If she is playing hide and seek with inanimate objects, she is a hardcore H & S fan!

Keep smilin!

Steffie B. said...

Sophia loves to play hide and seek too. She will now count to ten with her eyes squished shut. It's hilarious. I must say that hiding under the laundry basket was a good one! ;) Way to go Lily!

a&mg said...

So funny! I think I'll try her trick at work--if I close my eyes, maybe they can't find me!

Verna said...

Mya likes hide and seek too and seems to think you will hide in the same place everytime or will run around asking "where mommy go?"and daddy will guide her in the right direction. She also loves the final result and squeals with glee when she finds the person. So far, no inanimate objects.

Dannye said...

now that is H&S dedication, I love it, has she gotten to the point that if she's not looking at you then you must not be there??? Kinda like "I can't see you...."

Emmie said...

AWWW! She is soo cute! Lily as Sophia sound so alike! We all just have the cutest little girls ever!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

emily loves to hide also, except when you say "ready or not here I come", so comes darting out to tag base. remember i have two competitive boys who have taught her how to win !!! so the hiding part doesn't last long.

Jody said...

I have to get me one of those cute stamps! Lily Lin you are too cute, I love you!!

The Shocks said...

That is cute. Hannah doesn't play that much here. She is all about playing some Candyland though.

Gee Gee said...

She's so funny! She's a funny-bunny!!!

Ella Meng said...

From your blog I know how great the mother's love is.
I am a chinese and happy to visit your site,and your blog is wonderful.
I love it!
Meanwhile,your daughter is actually lovely.:)

Anonymous said...

Nik,I see you are going Hi-tech now,the Vidio was great.Also I see you have fans all the way to China
TC

Beth said...

Lily is just too cute. Love the story of the bracelette. And the pics are just adorable.

somebody said...

酒店經紀人,菲梵酒店經紀,酒店經紀,禮服酒店上班,酒店小姐,便服酒店經紀,酒店打工,酒店寒假打工,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工經紀,制服酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工,酒店經紀,制服酒店經紀,酒店經紀