We’re please to announce the finals of the Hide and Seek championships 2015 will be played off in the last week of the school summer holidays. The matches have largely been close run to date, but successful contenders, 36 year old Mummy and The Diva, 4 are looking forward to the final match next week.
Mummy has put in a surprisingly strong performance, despite her plus-sized frame. Her “Down-the-side-of-the-house” move was inspired and foxed no less than 4 finders for at least 5 minutes. And that’s despite a fair few cheeky peeks through the window and a helpful small cough because she could smell the dinner burning. The Diva has perfected the now patented “Under-curtain” positioning, and her inventive use of blankets has been copied nationwide.
Lets have a look at the contenders we have lost along the way. The nearly 2 year old Hulk went out of the competition early on, although a skilled and determined seeker, sadly his inability to hide has been his downfall this year, as Hide and Seek is certainly a game of two halves.
He has also been politely asked to leave the arena on more than one occasion after shouting “Mummy” and giving away the hiding place. At one point it looked like Small Cousin (5) was going to make it through to the final. Her “Under-the-bed-with-the-duvet-carefully-draped” move, foxed all the children sending Mummy out to find her after the momentary “have we actually lost a child” panic had set in. Big Cousin (7) lost out after inciting the collected children to turn the game into sardines and all gather under the coffee table. This was all very funny until the Hulk bit the Diva and the game was abandoned while the Hulk took some time out on the Naughty Step.
The nation breathed a collective sigh when we lost Daddy. He had been named as a potential contender for the Rio Olympics, but has seen a fair few recent disqualifications for foul play. His hiding places are generally inspired, however his questionable morals when Mummy is still hiding, has led him into disrepute. Distracting the children from the game in hand with Hungry Hippos, leaving Mummy hiding in a cupboard for 15 minutes will not be tolerated by the National Hide & Seek Association and clearly contravenes their code of practice.
So as the Diva continues to find new and inventive places to hide, we ask ourselves if this game is doing Mummy’s waistline any good. On the one hand it’s not doing her self esteem much good when she actually got her bottom stuck in a small gap between an a la carte kitchen and the sofa. But its amazing how many biscuits you can snaffle down before shouting “ready or not, here I come!!”