Monday, June 02, 2008

"Not 'It'"

So far, summer with Audrey has been fantastic. Aside from our daily errands, art projects and taking advantage of Blockbuster.com by familiarizing myself with TV shows on DVD (Freaks and Geeks, anyone?), we often times get to squeeze-in a round or two of her favorite new game: Hide N' Seek.

Hide N' Seek--also known in some circles as "Hide and-go seek"--is a popular variant of the game tag, in which one or more players ("it") search for the other players ("not 'it'"), who have been given ample time in which to find a place to hide. The game starts with all players in a central location. The overall objective is to not be discovered by "it."

Audrey enjoys playing both roles in this scenario. She has, however, mastered the art of "it," having learned how to count to twelve. As "not 'it'," I've discovered many places, within our little house, that would serve as safe haven in the event of a zombie attack.

See also: aliens
See also: ManSharks

But when the tables have turned, Audrey tends to get overzealous and misses the point of what it means to be "not 'it.'" As the comic strip above illustrates, when playing the role of "it," I finish my counting, turn around and begin to take a few steps before Audrey jumps out and presents herself. Just once, I'd like to give chase.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Mom said...

Sounds liks Audrey has made up her own game. Smart little girl, isn't she!

Love, Mom

04 June, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! That's hilarious.

Matt

05 June, 2008  
Anonymous Sundance said...

I love Freaks and Geeks! I wish they hadn't canceled it so soon.

05 June, 2008  
Blogger Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

The moustache loved Freaks & Geeks. I've never seen an episode, so I have no comment.

06 June, 2008  
Anonymous susie said...

I am understimulated and decidedly too uncool for this shit...where's the glitter? See you on myspace:)

07 June, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still laughing at this one! Good post!

B

11 June, 2008  

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