AJ has just started showing interest in playing hide and seek, which has sparked Andrew’s interest in it all over again. It’s not unusual for me to go upstairs for a second, only to come down and find them hiding. However, they only have a couple hiding spots and they usually fail to get themselves completely hidden in these spots to begin with. So, I am usually pretending to look for them with the standard, “Where did AJ go?” and “Andrew, where are you?” as I ‘search’ for them. It only takes a second or so before one of them pops out and yells, “Boo!”
Yesterday, we were playing this game. I had gone upstairs for something and when I came down, I see two little heads crouched down behind the boy’s ‘big boy chair’ (the mini lazy boy). I start the searching charade, waiting for them to pop out.
They did not pop out.
I pretend to search a little more and finally start looking closer to them thinking that I may actually ‘find’ them before they ‘scare’ me. Finally, AJ sticks his little face around the side and I see his mouth is white. They had found the mini marshmallows in the pantry and were shoving them in their mouths as fast as they could before I caught them.
Marc was still home and saw it, too. We just started laughing. I couldn’t get mad at them and could barely get out a reprimand. I took the remaining marshmallows and put them away and let them finish what was shoved in their mouths. Sneaky little snots.