Games of any kind are a huge hit around here these days. The favorite is hide-and-seek. What a great game it is - no pieces, no boards, no directions, and you can play it anywhere. The kids get a huge kick out of it, squealing, running, and covering their face with their hands. We love it to, but more laughing at them than with them! They will hide in the same place every time, and the term "hide" is used very loosely around here. They may "hide" standing next to the refrigerator, or laying on the couch with a pillow over their face, or under a dining room chair with half their body hanging out. They also love to hide in the exact spot that they just found you. But it is fun to hear them laugh as you look in ridiculous places, "Is she in the teapot?!" I still love to hide it makes me feel like I am 6 again waiting for my brothers to find me, although Tyler always stands over me laughing and pulling my hair, thus giving away my spots.
After Tyler goes to bed, the big kids chose from their vast stack of board games and puzzles. They get so excited choosing cards, spinning spinners, and finding matches. They are genuinely excited for others to win. Another reason why 3 is the perfect age. Just about everything is fun and exciting. There is very little competitiveness and lots of joy.
It is so simple - a board game or hiding behind the couch - and they light up with happiness. Love it.
Drew "hiding" under a chair and Ella counting to 20.
ps. check out the hair to hips ratio!!