Mama Diaries

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hide and Go Seek

My eight-year-old son wanted to play hide and seek in the 90 degree heat today.  I thought he was nuts, but I went along with it, since I'm sure his hide-and-go-seek playing days are numbered.

He hid first.  It didn't take long for me to find him because I noticed leaves falling out of the magnolia tree he had climbed.  "Mama, how did you do that so fast?" he asked.

"I'm the Mama, that's how," I replied.

Then it was my turn.  I ran into the back yard and quickly scanned it for a good place.  I saw one - right behind the riding mower in the far corner.  I stooped down and waited.  And waited.  And waited.  I was there for fifteen minutes, and Bubba couldn't find me.  I peeked around the corner and saw him walk past me, through the gate, into the driveway. 

Two minutes later, he sent the dog out to find me.  Our big German Shepherd got distracted when he saw the dogs next door.  So he didn't find me either.  I watched my boy walk around the back yard again and go to the front of the house.  I decided to change my place to help him out a little.  I walked into our garage and sat on the step in front of the door.

And guess what?  The boy still didn't find me!  I watched him pass me twice as he walked around.  Finally, he saw me.  He totally cracked up.  "Were you there the whole time?"

"Not quite, Bubba.  But I saw you pass me a couple of times." 

"Mama, you're way too good at this game!"

I guess that's because I've had a lot of practice!

31 comments:

  1. hahaha not even Schultz would look for you, you are good

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    1. The dogs next door were way more interesting than me! ;)

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  2. I love your commitment- still going for it in the 90 degree heat!

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    1. Let's just say I was happy to come inside when it was done!

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  3. You guys are funny. Nothing like dropping some weight whilst hiding in the hot sun. Good thing you moved.

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    1. I think I replaced it all by chugging a lot of water when I came back inside!

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  4. It's great to play with the kids when they're young. Memories are made by simple games.

    Yvonne.

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  5. It's always fun to play hide and seek, although maybe not in the heat.

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  6. Your house seems like such a fun place! :)

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  7. That's too funny, although you stayed behind the mower longer than I probably would have~ you're a terrific mom.

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    1. It was nice having 15 minutes of peace! ;)

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  8. *LOL* That's so much fun! My little guy is getting better at hiding, but he still just ends up calling out when he can't find me. :)

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    1. Bubba is pretty determined, so I just let him keep searching, even if it takes an hour. ;)

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  9. Hiding behind the mower, he wouldn't look there that thing means work

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    1. I had it all figured out, didn't I? :0)

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  10. Playing outside in the heat is brave and kind. You're a good Mama.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you, Janie. Sometimes I think I'm just plain crazy, though!

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  11. That'll be a great childhood story to share when he gets older.

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    1. We'll get a good laugh reminiscing about it in the future!

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  12. As usual I chuckled through your post!

    Nas

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  13. This story cracked me up a lot. It's such a wonderful read in the morning. :)

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    1. Ha! I can just imagine you sitting at your table with a cup of coffee giggling at our antics!

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  14. Wow, the dog couldn't even find you?! Impressive!

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    1. I wonder if Schultz would've found me if the other dogs hadn't been out.

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  15. LOL, even the dog didn't find you. Reminded me of my days of playing hide-n-seek with my son. : )

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    1. I'm really surprised Schultz didn't find me!

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  16. Oh, that is toooo funny! I guess you do have a lot of experience!!

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