Yesterday, I posted the photo below of Mazzy hiding in the worst possible hiding spot during a very unchallenging game of “Hide and Seek”.
She’s five. You’d think her game would have improved from a few years ago, when she would forget her feet were attached to her body, and were therefore a dead giveaway.
This is Mazzy hiding behind the shower curtain.
At least she’s slightly better than her two-year-old sister, who thinks the act of curling up in a ball on the floor is enough to render herself invisible.
For instance, in a recent game of “Hide and Seek”, I counted to ten, screamed “Ready or not, here I come!!!!” and opened my eyes to find this:
GEE. WHERE COULD MAZZY AND HARLOW BE?????
Thankfully, my daughters aren’t the only little kids that suck at Hide and Seek. Judging from the response on my facebook page, this appears to be a widespread affliction. Kids all across the country, and most likely all around the world suck at Hide and Seek EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Little kids think just because they can’t see us, we can’t see them. And if they are standing very still, with their eyes closed and their arms firmly planted at their sides, it’s almost impossible to find them.
I took a small sampling of the kids who suck at hide and seek and put together a photo series entitled…
the 35 WORST HIDING spots OF ALL TIME
1) Behind the broom
2) Behind the rocking chair
3) Behind the sheer curtains
4) Behind the not-so-sheer curtains
5) Behind Winnie the Pooh
6) Under a lampshade
7) Under the rug
8) In the corner of the kitchen
9) Under a throw blanket on the couch
10) Under a blanket standing in the middle of the room
11) Under the bed
12) Behind a lamp post
13) Behind a cabinet door
14) Under the trampoline
15) Under a clothing rack
16) Inside a collapsable tunnel
17) Inside a paper bag
18) Behind a tree
19) In a treehouse
20) Wrapped up in the shower curtain
21) Behind a towel
22) On a park pench
23) Very still in the middle of the floor
24) Under a throw pillow
25) In the fridge
26) Behind the kitchen stools
27) Behind the open blinds
28) Under a hotel robe
29) In the hamper
30) In the credenza
31) In the bed
32) In the bed, under the pillows
33) Behind a sign
34) Behind Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree
35) Behind a straw
36) Behind his own hands
37) Behind his eyes
And now that you’ve seen the kids that REALLY SUCK at Hide and Seek, to be fair, I would like to give credit where credit is due.
Here are four kids that found some truly awesome spots.
1) Camouflaged with the sheets
2) Camouflaged with the mess
3) Under a believably large pile of laundry
4) Hidden by Dora
Those top 37 kids should all take a lesson.
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