As I sat down to carve out a little time to myself while the kids played happily together, I was quickly disillusioned.
"Mom? Can you play hide and seek with us? Could you hide with Noodle and seek with Noodle?" Two hopeful faces looked up at me.
Noodle and I sit down to count. "1,2,3,4,5...11,15,13,18,19..." I see the first problem.
We go to seek out Q and find him hidden where he'd been hiding not 5 minutes before. Well, that should make things faster.
Now Q counts.
Noodle persuades me to carry her. We hide behind my bed.
Q enters the room. I put my finger over my lips. Noodle calls out, "Here we are!"
Both kids collapse into giggles.