The boys have been perfecting their game of Hide and Seek of late. One of them will hide, often with the help of one of us. The other will pick a room to count in. Depending on who's doing the counting, it can be quite hilarious. Lire does the "10, 13, 21, 13... Mommy help?" while Habtam makes it to 20, and then free-forms it from there. They insist on counting to 30, even though the hiding doesn't take that long.
Yesterday while it was H's time to hide, L decided he was too scared to look for his brother. "I too scared, Mommy." This is because they both growl and scream upon being found, which scares the pee-pee (literally in Lire's case), out of them.
Ever resourceful, Lire dug through the bin filled with various and sundry JUNK gotten from birthday parties and school holiday events (don't get me started on the JUNK. I do not heart it. At all) He pulled out a green glitter Mardi Gras mask. He put it on as if it was what he had been looking for all along, and marched down the stairs, reaching for my hand.
"I scare Habtam. Habtam no scare Lire."
And it worked. Habtam was terrified by the little man in the green glitter mask. Wouldn't you be?