Hide and Seek: the Flea version.

Today, because my life isn't surreal enough already, Flea decided we should play Hide and Seek.

I realised this was what we were doing when I heard muffled giggles and then a voice shouting: “Guess where I am, Mummy?”

I played along, looking under the dining table, in the kitchen, behind the curtains before eventually finding Flea under the stairs. She decided this was a brilliant game.

“Can we play again?”

“Sure,” I said. “I’ll count to 20, you hide.”

“Can I hide under the stairs?”

“Well, I think it’s supposed to be a surprise, so hide somewhere and don’t tell me.”

Flea thought about this for a moment. “Okay.”

I covered my eyes and started to count, then felt a small hand resting on my arm, Flea’s signal that she wants to talk to me. “Yes?”

“You have to forget I am under the stairs.”

One minute later, imagine my surprise when I looked under the stairs to find…

I think my very favourite thing about this photo is her absolute amazement that I actually managed to work out where she was.

By now, Flea was having a great time. “Can we play again?”


“Okay, I’m going to be hiding in a place where you'll NEVER find me.”

I closed my eyes. Then a little voice whispered in my ear. “It’s a different place this time, but don’t look under the stairs, okay?” 


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. Patrick
    6th May 2010 / 8:07 pm

    Love it. Joshua still hides by just covering his eyes – and he’s always really pleased when we ‘manage’ to find him. However, he oftens wants us to ‘hide’ and to be fair to him he then looks around before finding us lying in the middle of the floor with our hands over our eyes!

  2. 6th May 2010 / 8:13 pm

    Hee hee…Little Miss does this sort of thing whenever Daddy comes home from work. She says “Hide hide” and then lays down on the floor where she thinks we can’t see her and then she shouts “Little Miss is hiding” and then shouts “Ooh hoo” until we “find” her. I really love that she still thinks that if her eyes are closed we can’t see her. I want to go back to that bliss! 😉

  3. 6th May 2010 / 8:41 pm

    My daughter does exactly the same thing… ‘I’ll hide behind the door and then you have to try to find me o.k?

  4. rachel pattisson
    6th May 2010 / 8:56 pm

    That’s hilarious! FP is just at the stage of failing to understand hide and seek. I had a real chuckle at this post 🙂

  5. 6th May 2010 / 11:54 pm

    Sounds like the boys, but they also do hide and squeek and proceed on telling me is I am colder or hotter. I adore it all of it, even the squeeks!

  6. 7th May 2010 / 8:19 am

    Aw, that’s so cute!

  7. 7th May 2010 / 2:18 pm

    So cute! But so tiring! My son used to do that behind the curtain in the living room. For a whole year. Sigh. But very very cute indeed.

  8. Patrick
    7th May 2010 / 4:55 pm

    I presume you mean that he did it repeatedly for a year, not that you let him hide for a year without finding him! Just checking.

  9. 8th May 2010 / 10:28 am

    Tell Flea the laundry hamper is also a great place to hide. As a 5 year old I once spent an hour in there as my brother and sister couldn’t find me anywhere. At least, I think they spent the whole hour searching…?

  10. Patchwork Bird
    8th May 2010 / 9:21 pm

    What a sweetie – I love how she trusts you to ‘forget’ where she’s going to hide.

  11. 9th May 2010 / 10:13 pm

    Ahww that’s so cute!!! I can’t wait to do stuff like this with my boys…. 😀 😀 😀