A MUM quarantined with her children is suggesting another game of hide-and-seek.
Nikki Hollis has been at home with her primary-aged children for what feels like several years now and has found that the game has become an essential method of self-care.
She said: “We used to play hide-and-seek occasionally in the Before Times, and I found it a bit of a tedious faff.
“But now it’s two minutes – sometimes four – of blissful quiet in the wardrobe or under the bed, willing them to bugger off and look downstairs again.”
Hollis explained that her need for alone time had led to some innovations in hiding, with a particularly effective seven minutes nabbed by removing the side panel on the bath and crawling underneath.
She said: “I’m also experimenting with stashing bottles of wine in various places to make it through the days. I suppose we do run the risk of the kids finding them, but then at least they’d nap for longer.”
Hollis added that she had also used the game as a means of getting space from her husband, who she left hiding in the shed for three hours while she went on Instagram.