Who Changed the Rules on Hide-and-Go-Seek?

Trash Pickup on the Recliner

Trash Pickup on the Recliner

Day Three of the big work week projects commenced and while the men tinkered with the lawn tractor, put up pegboard in the garage, got rid of sold some of the luggage listed on Craig’s List, put up new lattice on one side of the sunroom’s foundation, mailed packages for me, dropped off library donations, and spoke to the church youth about missions, I played with the kids.  Hey, playing with toddlers all day long is HARD work.

In the morning, Spud played trash collector with the toy garbage truck and Sweet Pea played train.

You can be the conductor, Toto!

You can be the conductor, Toto!

She lined up her toys on the couch and then informed Toto that she (Toto) was to be the conductor and could check the tickets.  Toto looks less than thrilled in this picture, don’t you think?  I helped by teaching them a song that was a mash-up of “The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe” and my own made-up train song and we had quite a good time.

Let's have an engine parade!

Let’s have an engine parade!

After lunch, we watched a few Kipper cartoons and then we moved out to the sunroom where they rolled around in the dog agility tunnel for awhile and then I brought out the dominoes tin.  The “game” consisted of making tracks with the dominoes and then putting the train engines on them.  We made bridges and tunnels for them.

I want to stack dominoes.

I want to stack dominoes.

 

What is this thing for, Nana?

What is this thing for, Nana?

The children left with their Daddy to meet friends for dinner and then Papa brought them back so that Daddy could talk to our church’s youth group about his experiences as a missionary.

A different version of Hide and Go Seek

A different version of Hide and Go Seek

While Daddy was away, we played more games.  Sweet Pea wanted to play Hide and Go Seek.  For awhile, I convinced her that “I Spy” would be just as good but then she tired of that and wanted to play her original choice.  Spud was eager to join in.  He put his head down on the chair and started counting to 10.  In the meantime, Sweet Pea was hiding her toys under the blanket on the sofa.  As soon as Spud opened his eyes and turned around, Sweet Pea flung off the blanket and said “Here they are!”    Huh?

I said, “Isn’t he supposed to find them?”

“No, Nana…..I’m supposed to hide them.  That’s how you play it,” she instructed me.

Well, apparently in THIS version of Hide-and-Go-Seek, you hide the item and then when the person who is “It” comes to look for it, you immediately show them where it is.  Then they go back and count again.  OK!

Then the kidlets used my legs as slides for their toys and my arms as “branches” for the kitties to climb up.

Oh, and did I mention that I made the mistake of giving Spud a small piece of cheese before lunch?  I completely forgot that Jason had told me he is lactose-intolerant.  I didn’t think much of it since, in our family, when we eat cheese, it just makes us toot.  But I was informed that we could now expect the little guy to have diarrhea.  Unfortunately, he was correct.  I did penance TWICE changing those diapers.  Little Spud hasn’t had another incident in about 4 hours so I hope it is out of his system and things will get back to normal fast.  Yikes!

I’m off to bed now and I’m shutting our bedroom door, in case there are any “explosions” in the night.  Naturally, I’ve left the wipes out where our son can see them.

 

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