Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hide and Seek With Harry

Besides scaring the crap out of us by standing on anything he can reach (and notice the back pack by his side-- yeah-- he needs it to take a trip from his room to the living room in the morning because he has a lot of important portables to, um, port, like trucks, bups, and slippas),

Harry really enjoys playing "Boo?" At first I thought this was a shortened form of peekaboo, but then I realized that when he says "Boo?" he is actually asking one of two things. Either, "Excuse me, can you go hide some place and then jump out and scare the crap out of me, which will make me cringe and then crack up?" Or, "Hey, let's play this game where I cover my head and think I'm hiding because I can't see you, and you have to look all over for me with exaggerated concern, even though I am in plain sight, okay?" Here's Ben playing the latter.

An excellent hiding place.

"Boo! I was here the whole time, you idiots!"

When he is asked where one of us is hiding, he puts his finger to his lips and says, "Hmmmm."

Where's Ben?

"Wait, I think I see him over there."

What a lovely shawl

The best hiding place of the night.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's tough to be parents to kids that are smarter than you are isn't it? Bomma

Becca said...

Hahaha! Those are awesome. We have reinforced a really bad habit by laughing at the way Charlie shakes all the food off his plate during dinner and then uses the plate to play Peekaboo.

Tripod said...

That is so funny! He is invisible. I blame Unc Ben for hiding under the comforter on our bedroom floor the last time Harry was here.
Ben was anticipating a huge start when he jumped out, but I think he fell asleep while he was waiting, or something. But Harry thought it was a brand new joke.
That's a GREAT thing about babies. All your jokes are new to them.