With 5 children in the house, I frequently find myself taking a headcount.  The fact that hide-and-seek has become a favorite game recently doesn’t really help me keep track of them at all.  Thankfully, God has sent winter temperatures to the outdoors, so at least I can usually be sure they are in the house somewhere. 

The other day, M came up missing.  Funny noises were heard coming from Will’s (the indoor dog) food storage bin. 

Upon further inspection, we found the missing child (smelling a bit like dog kibble):

All you really have to do is say something to make them laugh.  They give themselves away every time!  I think that little fact is one of God’s many gifts to mothers of young ones who like to hide!