Last Saturday we were staying with some long-time friends whose child is the same age as ours. After dinner, in an effort to engage our respective teenage daughters, we agreed that they could choose what game we played. The girls chose hide-and- seek.
It has to be said the grown-ups were not wild about this idea. But we stuck to the deal. So for the next hour or so, two children and four adults played hide-and-seek in a modest four-bed semi. Indoors only.
I’m not going to tell you how it went – yet. Because first I’d like to invite you, my readers, to play hide-and-seek too. With children. Then in a week or so I’ll post part 2, and we can compare notes.
So go on: find some willing players and get hiding and seeking. If it is anything like my experience, it should be illuminating.