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My kids love to play hide and
seek, but not as much as I like to hide. During those moments when I want to
cry or scream, I instead take a moment to find a place to take cover while I
regain my composure or simply catch a moment of silence.
This is best achieved when my
husband is home to assist with supervision. Sometimes I’ll even send him a
warning text: “Hiding, be back soon.”
The thing is my kids can be like
little bloodhounds. Before I know it they’re on my trail and I’ve been spotted.
The last several months I’ve discovered some places work better than others in
my home, and I’m laying my favorites out for you here today.
5. My Bed: Obvious? Yea, it is for my kids too. It's definitely the first place they look for me when I’m not standing in front
of them, but sometimes I can hide under a sheet and throw them off for a couple
Closet: It's the easiest place to REALLY hide
when I want to. I can slide in behind my clothes and they’ll never look hard enough
to see me. Usually I’ll find a soft spot in the corner and read a book or doze
off for a few minutes.
Playroom: It’s a big room with a basket of
blankets within reach. If I’m lucky, when they find me they start playing with
toys and let me catch a few Zzzs. This actually happens more often than you’d
think. But it’s all fun and games until someone whacks me with a toy.
Bedrooms: They never suspect I’ll
actually be in their bedroom. It’s actually probably the last place
they’ll look for me. Sometimes I beeline for their beds and rest until they
give up and go to their rooms as a last resort.
Bathroom. It has a
lock and a fan — all I need to sit and block out the madness on the other
side of the door. Besides, I don’t have to feel bad for momentarily ignoring my
kids when I’m taking a bathroom break. When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go.
And even if I don’t, my husband can’t say no when I ask to abandon him with our
kids while I use the restroom.
you have an occasional hiding spot or two. Where is your favorite place to hide
from your kids?