Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hide and Seek, Sort Of

Calliope has just discovered Hide And Seek.

Susie taught it to her. It was one of those little things that had never occurred to me... thinking about when peekaboo might turn into full-body hiding. (She's still a huge fan of peekaboo games.)

Tonight she hid around the corner from me. And after a moment, called out, "Mommy, come! Hide!" And held out her hand to me.

"But Calliope, if I hide with you, who will find us?"

"Mommy come hide."

So we hid together.

A moment later, she understood the limitations of hiding together, and scampered off to her room. Obediently, I started to count to ten... as she counted out loud along with me, from her "hiding" spot in her room.

"Ready or not, here I come!"

And then, too excited to wait, she came running out to find me.

With a saw.