Thursday, January 29, 2009

Confession

Ever since Baby went bipedal something in me changed too. Whenever I'd hear her quick little pitty-pat coming my way I'd be overcome with an irresistible urge... the urge to hide.

And I don't mean cover my head with a blanket, but be otherwise completely visible, kind of hiding... as is more of the norm amongst toddlers' parents. No I'm not talking about peek a boo. I mean run for your life "you are being hunted by a predator" kind of hiding.

I can't even explain it. I love her. I'm not even trying to get away from her... I just have to do it.

So say it's 5 o'clock and I'm in the kitchen cooking and Baby knows I'm in the kitchen cooking. She wants a cookie. I hear her coming. Her pace is picking up and I start feeling antsy. I can't help myself. I take off running down the hallway and quickly (and silently) shove myself down in the bottom of the linen closet. And hold my breath.

I imagine a normal toddler would come in the kitchen look around and say "Mommy?!" somewhat befuddled. Not Baby. Baby is like a miniature Jason Bourne. She knows I'm not in the kitchen before she even gets there. She doesn't even slow down. It's like she's got a built-in homing device. Without breaking stride she keeps going straight to the linen closet. She gets down on all fours and presses her big chubby cheeked grinning face up to the crack... and says "Mommy... cookie."

8 comments:

Amy said...

at least she WILL come find you. you'd think i live in the governor's mansion the way my daughter will stand in one place in the house and start crying uncontrollably if she can't find me. i tell her we have kind of a big house and she needs to actually LOOK in some of the rooms, downstairs, bathrooms etc before she starts wigging out! it's so unnerving! and the child is nearly 5! what gives?

Me, Myself and I said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever heard! How adorable!

Supermom said...

HA HA!!! That's hilarious. I can see it now....you running and her right behind you! LOL

Maybe you could find a better hiding place? Like, my house.

Michelle :)

julie said...

LOL!

My kids never asked...I would walk in the kitchen and find them on the counter rummaging the cabinet. Somehow they would manage to silently drag a chair and crawl up on the counter. Good self help skills I would try to tell myself;)

I've done my share of "hiding" in the bathroom.

Julie said...

That is freaking hysterical...I am going to have to do that!

Claire said...

This is so funny!!! I think I felt that way but never acted on it!!! I am still laughing!!!

Heather said...

Seriously, comparing her to Jason Bourne = classic. Chubby cheeks and all...

Deb said...

Ha-ha!!! That is awesome. Mine is more like Amy's kid. He just stands in one place and screams, "Momma? Where go Momma?" and his volume escalates along with his pitch the longer it takes for me to answer. Oh, and answering just isn't enough. I have to appear quickly or he continues as if he never heard me. So annoying.

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