It’s Daytime Dad’s turn to hide and he instructs Little One to count to five and close his eyes.
Daytime Dad turns away from the deck overlooking Sebasticook Lake and races toward the garage. Little One counts to one with his eyes opened and the chase is on.
“I’m coming! I’m coming to find you!” screams Little One.
Hide-n-seek is one of a few games/activities that transcend generations. Furthermore, you can play it anywhere with (just about) anyone at any time.
Daytime Dad races to the garage and hopes the Boston Terrier doesn’t give him away.
The terrier barks and Little One closes in.
Daytime Dad circles the garage and sees an opening up the driveway. It’s the only way out.
“Daddddddddddddddddddy!” screams Little One.
Daytime Dad bolts toward the driveway and behind a corner of the house.
He’s pretty sure Little One didn’t see him. Then again, pretty sure and certain are about as similar as Boston and Honolulu.
Little One is seen still circling the garage. It’s clear, it seems anyway, that Little One feels he has Daytime Dad cornered.
Daytime Dad works his way toward the water from behind the house.
Little One’s voice grows quieter and quieter.
He must be confused.
There are no winners or losers in hide-n-seek, but if there were, Daytime Dad is pretty sure he is undefeated. Daytime Dad has lost an abundance of games over the years, but hide-n-seek was not one of them.
Little One is quiet. Daytime Dad runs from the front of the house back to his original starting spot behind the garage. Little One is certainly following but he’s not close.
Daytime Dad hollers for Little One to give tip him off, but it’s met with silence. Daytime Dad races up the driveway, reaches the side of the house, bolts back down to the water, then back to the deck, then back to the garage.
No Little One.
Daytime Dad hollers again and figures Little One is trying to out-fox a fox.
Daytime Dad races up the driveway, reaches the side of the house, bolts back down to the water, then back to the deck, then back to the garage.
No Little One.
Perplexed, Daytime Dad walks to the house when the front door opens.
“Daddy, what are you doing?” Little One asks.
“Apparently,” Daytime Dad answers, “playing hide-n-seek by myself.”
Luckily, Daytime Dad thinks to himself, there are no winners or losers in this game.
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