Sunday 27 March 2011: You can't see me...
394/365: ... right?
He's good at hiding is Felix. *Really* good. Apart from the odd tell tale sign, I'd almost say he was a pro. Just gotta work out how to lop off those fingers and he'll be sorted for a career. 'What do you do?'... 'Oh, I hide'... 'Super'.
Anyway, this was him hiding at Wollaton Park where we went to see the Sunday Steaming event at the Industrial Museum. As ever, it was fab - noisy, dirty, smelly, dark, hot - you have to like that kinda thing, of course... but if you do... then it's ace. And only £2 for all four of us. Can't knock it! Anyway, Felix is in a 'hide and seek' kinda mode right now, so he and Maddy spent most of their time yelling 'COUNT!!!' and then running off while we feigned counting to ten. Well, counting to however many we could get away with until they were out of earshot. And then left them to it. It's all about the hiding... right? We don't actually *have* to find them. Anyway, all you have to do to attract kids is one of the following:
1. Want to have an adult conversation
2. Fancy some peace and quiet
3. Be making a really important phone call
Now, since it was just Nick and I with the kids, once they were out of sight, number 1 was on our list with a side helping of number 2. Which meant the kids were never far away and regularly called in to check back. :o)
Oh, and another wee little list inspired by the fact that Maddy and Felix were busy being inept with old-fashioned phones on display at the museum. They couldn't work out how to dial or quite which end they should be speaking into. Plus, they look at you like you're mad when you tell them that dialling involves physically dragging around a hole-filled loop and waiting whilst it slowly returns to its starting position over and over while you make your call. So... other stuff kids do which makes you feel old:
1. Not know what a VHS tape is for
2. Think that all TV is 'on demand' and waiting for a programme to come on is madness
3. Not believe you when you say you were once a baby
4. Or young
5. Or took photos with a camera which didn't show the results instantly
Ermmm... that's about it today. The hour has gone forward which means we lost an hour's sleep and we now face the battle to get the kids to bed while it's still light. Aaargh!
PS Only rubbish photos today. Light was pants and I just wasn't in the mood
PPS Also filled in the census online. It asked if my 5 year old had ever been married.
PPPS Not to my knowledge... but this may be another example of him hiding something... ;o)