Thursday, December 2, 2010

Brothers and Sisters

Why does it never seem to fail that afternoons cannot be calm no matter how quickly I arrive home after school? It seems that the days I get home pretty early seem to be the worst.

Why?

Today brought us home a bit after 4. Toss in homework, lunch making, choosing clothes, checking email, breaking up fights, returning phone calls, telling kids to stop screaming at each other, talking with daddy in California……and my leisurely afternoon turned hectic.

Then add in needing to run to the store to fax something to daddy (at 5:45), and that just creates more havoc.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time away at the fax machine and won’t lie about it. The girls stayed with Alex and his friend. If I could have driven slower, I would have. But it was close to dinner and shower time so I kept on my merry way.

I returned home just 20 minutes later and found no kids in my kitchen. And all was quiet.

Odd.

Upon looking more closely, I spotted two little girls hiding under the desk in the kitchen. Hmmm.

“What are you doing?”

“We are playing hide and seek with Alex. He is still looking for us in the office. He is a bad looker.”

Hmmm.

Upon further inspection, Alex and his friend were hanging out at the computer in the office with no intention of searching for them.

You see, they were smart and played the game of…..

Hide and NOT Seek.

2 thoughts from friends:

NeuroMama said...

I love this post. I actually play hide and seek with the kids and then don't seek them. So, I guess I'm as bad as two teenage boys! Hide and no seek is almost as fun for me as "who can be the quietest?" LOL

Christy said...

Love this post. I also hate coming home early the days I work. I do anything to avoid it - even make up more work :).

Your blog is always refreshing!!

Christy