This month has been a fail for hiding places.
I've always been a fan of them. I want to either a)buy a really old and creepy, but not haunted, mansion full of secret staircases and trap doors or b)build one. I’m leaning toward the first option because I like the idea of the original builders/owners being long gone. I don’t want a contractor out there knowing where all my house secrets are. What if he turns out to be a killer? What if he sneaks into my house to attack my family and he’s wearing a mask so I don’t recognize him. Logically I usher my family into one of our secret rooms. Dude built the secret room. Bigger problem? He also built a kill the inhabitants of secret room mechanism that I'm not aware of. Game over.
I thought my current house had a pretty good hiding spot. So good that I put all of the Phin Santa stash back there. We learned the spot was not that great when Phin brought out a gift and asked his Dad “Who is this game for?” Darn it. DARN IT! I’ve had to re allocate the goods to other toddlers in our family I haven’t shopped for and start over. Really not happy about this turn of events. Needless to say, I won’t be hiding there when zombies invade. Time to dig out a bomb shelter.
My Mom also had a hiding space fail. Of course my Mom had a hiding space. She‘s my mother. It was a good one too. Unfortunately, she had to give it up this week. Not fair. If you can’t hide from your husband and grown children in your own house, what have you got?
So I’m feeling bummed. Over Santa and my Mom and the lack of old mansions in the greater Reno area that are in my nonexistent price range. All of it.
First world problems yo.