Meanwhile, the facial expression is a mixture of excitement, apprehension and kancheongness.
This pic only contains a kancheong and worrisome expression.
After a few seconds, I though I had better go after him just in case he takes the task of hiding a little too seriously and we'd have to organise a search party to look for him. By then, kids were already running amok and he was no where to be found.
I stood in the darkness scanning the landscape ala terminator.
And then I heard, "Mom, I am here!"
Oh, there he was, squatting between a shrub and a pool deck chair, looking minuscule-like. Teehee.
He stood up, looking apprehensive. "What if they can't find me here?"
(Boy, they wont find you anywhere cos you are not exactly popular today. With over 10 kids around, they wouldn't even notice you missing. Teehee.)
So I said, "Yeah, it's gonna be tough looking for you. That's a very good hiding place. Even I couldn't find you just now." - just so that he doesn't realise that nobody was actually 'seeking' him.
"Yeah, I am camouflaged, mom."
I nodded in agreement and suggested that I hang around (as an undercover) to inform him when the seeker comes. He was glad cos he was actually pretty afraid of the darkness and the prospect of not being found.
While the kids zoomed pass a zillion times, he finally gave up his crouching position and declared, "They can't find me."
And so I said, "Yeah, you wanna go back in?"
He said, "Sure." And we walked back to join the crowd, hand in hand.
Sometimes we are invisible. And it's kinda alright, cos we watch out for each other. :)