Aubrey loves Hide and Seek.....
She is also absolutely terrible at Hide and Seek.
A typical game of Hide and Seek with Aubrey goes something like this...
Aubrey: Mommy, play Hide and Seek?
Me: Okay, you go hide. I'm going to close my eyes and count to ten.
Aubrey: (immediately starts running away and you wonder through your closed eyes how a toddler can possibly make so much noise)
Me: One, two, three, (footsteps headed away from me, that's a good sign)
Me: Eight, Nine, Ten
By the time you reach ten she will be directly in front of you shouting come find me! with her best smile.
Coaching doesn't work.
Trying to get her to hide with someone else doesn't work.
The girl just wants to be found!
Sometime last week my brother, Garrett, was over and attempting to teach Aubrey how to properly play Hide and Seek. Martin starting counting and Garrett led Aubrey over to the piano and instructed her to hide behind it and be very quiet so daddy wouldn't find her.
By the time Martin got to ten Aubrey was barrelling out from behind the piano to tell everyone that she Hide behind piano!
Martin: She is just like you, honey.
Me: What do you mean? I'm awesome at Hide and Seek (I know - comparing my skills to those of my two year old daughter is probably not a very good parenting technique)
Martin: I just picture that you were probably just like this as a child.