Just a little while ago my 19 month old daughter ran up to me and shouted excitedly, “hide!” At the time I was sitting at my desk as I am working from home again. I knew immediately what she meant. Thankfully I was not on a conference call at the moment, I wasn’t chatting with anyone via IM and I wasn’t deep in the middle of some process. So I scooped her up in my arms and we ran off to my bedroom. We leaped with cat-like precision onto the bed as I grabbed the comforter that is usually folded up at the end of the bed and pulled it up over our heads. Avery giggles and holds her finger up to her nose in a gesture that says, “shhhh.” We pull the covers down and shout, “boo!” at nobody. She talks excitedly as if Mommy or Bubba might run into the room at any moment.
After a few minutes of this I pry her from the bed and we make our way back to the front of the house where she goes to Mommy and I go back to work. This is an almost daily ritual… and I absolutely love it! This is one of the very reasons that I thank God I work from home. How lucky and blessed am I.
The picture above is fairly dated so she has grown since then, but I never posted them and thought they were cute for this post. It’s a series where Avery wanted to try on Daddy’s glasses and then wouldn’t take them off. Click the image to see the entire gallery.