Did you ever notice that as a kid among the best hiding places in your home was always the cupboard? And if you were fortunate enough to have access to an armoire or wardrobe, the possibility of not being found during the game were much higher. Still a popular game among parents and children alike, hide and seek wouldn’t be any fun if it weren’t for the hiding places that your home and furniture provided.
Even though she kept her television, VCR and CD player on the middle and top shelves, along with her CDs and video tapes in the drawers above and below them, I was able to find room to squeeze myself in – right between the record player and vinyl LPs. Of course, I was a very small child and could easily fit into this tight nook. No one ever thought to come and find me at the armoire probably since it was usually locked till I came along.
Like any normal child, I learned to rely on my curious nature (though some would say nosy) and hunted for different spots to hide in. Sure enough, my aunt’s home provided another hiding nook my older cousins would not be able to fit into – a storage seat. Situated upstairs from the wall of the hallway, my aunt would save towels and other linens at the seat. Lucky for me, my cousins and I were enjoying Round Two of hide and seek on laundry day and I got to use the seat as the key to my winning the match. After awhile my aunt was going to put away some towels and linens when she found me throughout the match; let’s just say that she was not too happy to find her niece in her storage seat.
Now that I am a little older, the one piece of furniture I wish I had access to then was a wardrobe. After reading the Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I thought to myself how fun it would’ve been if I could step foot into a magical wardrobe, walk past the coats and into another realm. Without a doubt, that would have been the perfect hiding spot! So look at this readers and parents alike, when considering furniture for your house, do think about how it will benefit each member of your loved ones. Consider the amount of storage space it provides, how much space it takes up in your home, the longevity of the piece, and the likelihood of your child being found if he or she were to decide to play a traditional game of hide and seek with you!