Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Hiding Places

Doesn't every kid need a good hiding spot?
A spot that's just theirs and nobody else's....
A place of their own, where nobody else is allowed..
We think so too!
A few weeks ago Tim discovered that the trim would flip down on either side of the fireplace, because we never screwed it back on after the fireplace redo last year. How is it that the little stuff just goes undone until you just forget about it? He was so excited about his new secret discovery that Ben decided to take it one step further and cut a hole there so he could hide things in the wall.
Guess you already know how that played out! LOL! The girls needed a hiding place too. He needed just the right spot to hide his marble egg (that was a crazy yard sale find that he just "had" to have).
Of course there had to be a few rules too....you know to prevent any fist fights that may happen otherwise.
Hiding Place Rules:
1. Never, under any circumstances, are you to touch OR look in any one's hiding place but yours. The punishment for this crime is death. LOL!
2. No food in the walls. Under no circumstances are you to hide snacks in your hiding spot, EVEN IF your brother or sister has already found your other M&D (mom and dad) approved hiding place. We don't want any critters in the walls. The punishment for this crime is....well, you may end up with critters in your walls.


Jody said...

That is a crazy-fun idea!!! Love it! I think I might need a hiding spot for all my treasures too :-)

Goosegirl said...

This is such a sweet post. I LOVE these little hiding places. I know exactly what I would have done if I had one when I was a child....or now. I would have decorated it as a little house for a mouse with furniture and a rug, etc. Oh! I want a little hiding place!

Carolyn said...

Have you ever seen the French film "Amelie"? We have it edited for content, and I'm not sure what they cut out . . . Anyway, it's it's about a woman who finds a boy's hidden treasures in the wall 50 years later and starts searching for him to give it back.

LadySnow said...

That is a great idea! I would have never thought of it...but I am going to have to think of hiding places for our children as well. :-)

affectioknit said...

What a great idea!!!

MerMer said...

What a sweet idea! My grandmother had those marble eggs and they were the FAVORITE toys of the great grands. Go figure!

Pomona said...

That's so sweet - something they will really remember forever!

Pomona x