#1: Tell your Mom EXACTLY where you are hiding. Example: “Mommy!! I am hiding in the baaaaaathrooooooom!”
#2: Giggle very loudly while you wait for someone to find you. Brace yourself! For some reason, they usually show up within seconds afterwards!
#3: Hide in the SAME EXACT SPOT each time. The bathroom! Again!
#4: Make sure part of your body is visible in your hiding spot. I usually like to keep a whole leg sticking out.
#5: If you haven’t been found within 15-30 seconds, come out of your hiding spot and insist that the game start over. Sometimes I just wait 5 seconds.
#6: Bring a friend to your hiding spot whenever possible. Make sure your friend is completely visible, while you are completely hidden (except for that leg).
#7: Laugh really, really, really loudly with your friend. This always makes people find you fast. I haven’t figured out why yet.
#8: Yell out “COME FIND ME!!!!!!!” when you hear someone within inches of your hiding spot. She will usually find you pretty quickly afterwards. Be prepared.
#9: Once found, run wildly out of your hiding spot and into something, preferably a sibling, friend or a really hard object or wall. After crying for a few minutes & being consoled, get up already. It’s time to play some more.
#10: When it is your turn to count to 10, don’t close your eyes and begin looking for everyone when you get to the number 3.