Hide and Seek

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childhood, Family, Memories | Posted on 20-12-2015

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I had announced on a whim, “Let’s play hide and seek!” We turned off all the lights and played by the glow of the Christmas tree. I remember that special night like it was last week.

Because, it was.

Dark corners, dark bathrooms, dark closets. My heart was pounding with excitement. Just like when I was a child and found the perfect hiding place, hoping to be the last one spotted. Slow your breathing. Be still.

I hid so deep in the coat closet that I touched the snow in Narnia.

When it comes to fun and games, I am like Roger Rabbit when he hears “Shave and a Haircut…” He just can’t help but yell “Two bits!”

Back in my childhood neighborhood, I was the ringleaader of fun. I’d round up all of the kids and squeal, “Let’s play hide and seek!”

We’d play outside in the evening, and into the dark. The hooligans that we were, we would scale the neighbors’ fences, hide in yards, anywhere to seek out the perfect hiding place. I remember that feeling of giddiness in my belly. Hoping I found the perfect hiding place, hoping to be the last one spotted. Slow your breathing. Be still.

If you’re ever up for a game of hide and seek, come on over! I’ll even let you have the prime spot in the coat closet. And you might want to bring your mittens.

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