The Ordinary Moments – Hide and Seek

O loves a game of hide and seek.  It’s  one of his faves, but there is something you need to know.  He is the worst hide and seeker ever!  Honestly, he is!

His seeking skills aren’t great.  Whilst counting to ten he will have a sneaky peek from behind his hands (great big cheater) and despite this he can still miss seeing someone who is virtually in front of his face!

But it’s his hiding skills that are truly terrible!

He always chooses to hide in the place where he has just found someone.  Originality is not his forte, and he hasn’t quite grasped the concept that he has to hide the whole of himself rather than just his face.  If he can’t see us, we musn’t be able to see him.

Whilst he is being sought he will giggle away (loudly) whilst the other person is looking for him, a bit of a giveaway as to where he is, no matter how much I try to tell him hiding is the time to be as quiet as you possibly can!

And if all this still hasn’t resulted in him being found, when he hears the words “O, where are you?” (because you can’t play hide and seek with a 2 year old without having a running commentary on every detail) he pipes up “I’m here!” and then usually runs out from his hiding spot.


I love that the hasn’t quite grasped it.  It’s so sweet to hear his little giggle giving away where he is, and maybe he just wants to be found as quickly as possible!  It doesn’t matter that he isn’t the best hide and seeker because as long as we’re all laughing whilst we play it, that’s all that really matters.

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  1. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    July 20, 2014 / 7:23 am

    Aww toddler’s hide and seek is the best isn’t it? They just don’t quite get it but still have SO much fun doing it!! Lovely family fun 🙂 xx

  2. pottymouthedmummy
    July 20, 2014 / 10:25 am

    Tee hee, H is similarly useless at hide and seek. He’s such a peeker too, have to keep telling him not to cheat. Little monkey. Lovely moments xx

  3. July 20, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    This is so sweet, I love the “rubbish” hiding haha especially that he giggles the whole time that really is gorgeous!!

  4. July 20, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Haha that is so cute, especially the hiding in the trousers bit! Mads is exactly the same, she always peeks or comes before she gets to 10 and she always tells me where she is as I am getting close! Yet she always still wants to play! 😉 x

  5. Donna
    July 20, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Cute photo! All kids love hide & seek even if they’re terrible! x

  6. Mummy Hearts You
    July 21, 2014 / 9:33 am

    Hahaha! H is the same! Will hide under a pillow! So cute xx

    • July 21, 2014 / 9:53 am

      One of O’s favourite hiding places is under a cushion!

  7. July 22, 2014 / 8:20 am

    That’s so cute. M loves hiding behind the curtains or pillows, but he’s awful at it too. There’s always a pair of feet sticking out, and yesterday his bare bum stuck out from under a pillow when he was hiding after the shower!

  8. July 22, 2014 / 10:41 am

    My son is 4 but this is still him. Just hiding his face and he thought he is suddenly invisible =P So cute tho #ordinarymoments

  9. cariemay
    July 22, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    Oh that’s so cute – especially the ‘here I am’ and coming running – bless! I wonder how old they are when they start to figure it out a bit more?

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