Hide ‘n’ Go Seek for Dummies

by Christine@TheAums on August 6, 2013 · 12 comments

The day has finally arrived when all four kids conspired to freak me out and totally succeeded.

I was on deadline today which I now know they know is the right time to get away with a) playing indoor soccer…in the living room that has two chandeliers and a ceiling fan b) taking turns jumping from the top bunk bed onto a huge exercise ball c) trying to ride that same gigantic exercise ball down the stairs and d) filling buckets with water and dripping a wet carpet trail from the bathroom to the play kitchen in their bedroom.

“Mama, come here!” they called. “Come try to find us.”

I thought it was another one of those hide ‘n’ seek games where I know exactly where they’re hiding because it’s so obvious but I pretend to be clueless as I look in all the wrong places.

“Are you in the closet? Noooo…How about behind this curtain? Noooo.”

And then I finally zoom in on at least one of them hiding under their covers and proceed to squeeze the different parts of their body, musing out loud what they could be.

“This feels like a foot,” as I wiggle an elbow. “Hmmm, this must be your butt,” I say as I squeeze a head. Their giggles instantly give themselves away.

Yeah, well…that’s what I did. But this time, no giggles. And when I lifted the cover.


I screamed and jumped back, because….because….just look for yourself.

AumieDummy Holy crap is right. AumieDummy2 It’s an Aumie Dummy…a daummy?

Of course they all jumped out from under the bed laughing hysterically at mama and reenacting my reaction over and over again.

I’m sure tomorrow is going to be a hat day for me as I’ll wake up with many more gray hairs than I went to bed with. How long do you give me til my hair’s completely white? Here’s a clue: in about 9 years there will be a 13, 14, 16 and 17 year-old under my roof all at once. So please send all the cute hats my way.

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Kim@Co-Pilot Mom August 6, 2013 at 11:09 am

That would *totally* freak me out. I would have gotten a few grey hairs from that one, too! You have to admire the creativity, though. :)
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Christine@TheAums August 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

It will be interesting to see where all this “creativity” leads.


Aleta August 7, 2013 at 9:25 am

OMG! I would have screamed too! Smart smart children!
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Christine@TheAums August 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I just love them so :)


Jin Ai August 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

Holy cow! That thing looks REAL! Nice hat, too. Very creative :)
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Christine@TheAums August 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I think the gourd head freaked me out the most.


Jessica August 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Hilarious! I would have died!


Christine@TheAums August 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

My thoughts exactly, only the other way around.


christine August 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Oh, how I love a good practical joke! Especially when it means all the kids are working well together to get something done. :)

In a few weeks, I will have a 15,13,12, and 11 year old in my house. I am getting very, very nervous about the coming years.
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Christine@TheAums August 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm

A sense of humor, creativity, and team work…all good signs in the end, even if it was at my expense. So, what I want to know is with six kids, how is your hair holding up?


Rachee August 23, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I can laugh since this didn’t happen to me.
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Christine@TheAums August 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm

If we ever bunk together at a conference again….I know what I’m doing ;)


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