This comment is directed at your Sunday,5-6-12 strip.My wife and I spotted the "under the sink" items problem before our first child was born 4-2-74.A bicycle lock and a clamp solved the problem!! We now are "DAYCARE" for our two year old grandson and our bicycle lock and clamp are still in use with several more years of usage expected per our younger daughter(1-22-80) in anticipation of more grand children from her!!
Ben Harte,Jr.___Millsboro,De,USAMy husband tells the story of playing hide n seek when he was about 10. He hid in some shrubbery. No one could find him and it went into hours. Even when his parents got into the seeking, he remained quiet. He finally relented when everyone started to get frantic, very proud of his prowess. He had so many mosquito bites he was ill the next day!
Betty, TucsonAt 18 I babysat for my sisters kids & anyone in her house had to join in weekly family games. I was annoyed to play hide-and-seek & I hid behind a door with a glass upper half, expecting they'd see me right away. But they kept running past the door never looking at it or me. A friend phoned me & my sister said, "she hiding & we can't find her." I was hysterical with laughter & had to come out. Talk about 'hiding in plain sight.' I was too big to get under the sink.
Bettyhere, Los Angeles CA USAIn reading the comments about Hide-N-Go Seek... when I was a child, I loved to go into department stores and hide in the circular clothes racks. I'd get in the middle and just stand there, not making a peep, and laugh when I heard my parents start searching for me. They knew what would entice me out of my hiding, however... when the store manager would come over the PA system and say "Would Mr. Jimmy Inman please come to the front of the store - your parents are waiting for you!" Ahhh, hearing my name called out in public was a huge thrill!! Of course, my parents didn't like my hiding, but I still thought it was fun!
Jim Inman, Bloomington, INThe Sunday Strip ID#7448 which ran May 14 2006 and which appears to take place Saturday night shows Elly babysitting Meredith and Robin who deliver a homemade Mothers Day card for "Grandma". Elly puts it on the refrigerator.
Amy D.,Vienna, Va.Ah, I have fond memories of playing hide-and-seek with my sister and cousin at my uncle's beach house in South Carolina growing up. One of my favorite places to hide was under the bathroom sinks because those double cabinets made terrific hiding places! This skill came in handy when I was 20 and volunteering with the local police department in my college town. Once we had to help the police academy by playing the "bad guys" during search practice, and some of those hiding places were bizarre, to say the least! Now I know why criminals who hide like that are on drugs half the time-it's the only way a person can stand being jammed into an impossibly small place such as under a desk, in a crawl space, under a sink, etc!
Amanda, Maryland, USA