Hide and Seek. Illustration by Mike F Leonen. ©2008 mike f leonen. All rights reserved. No use, copy or distribution without prior permission.
Three things I've learned (so far) about playing hide-and-seek with my two kids:
The kid who counts almost always counts with at least one eye open.
The kid who hides almost always gives up his position by either hiding three feet away from the kid who counts or by giggling—aloud, I must add—for all to hear.
The fun part of hide-and-seek is not the seeking or the hiding. It's the screaming.