Richie sighed as Fiona ran around the house screaming at the top of her little lungs. Babysitting a child who refused to take a nap was not fun. Okay if she wouldn't take her nap, then maybe she would settle if he played a game with her.
"You want to play a board game?"
"You mean I don't have to take my nap?" the four year old asked him suspiciously.
"Nope. Now, go get a game."
Ten rounds of hi ho cherry-o later saw him raising the white flag. "Okay kiddo you beat me. You win. Hey, how about we play hide and seek?"
"Go put the game back."
When she came back he knelt to her level. "Here are the rules. You cannot under any circumstances leave the house to hide. You have to hide in here."
"I'll be it first. Go hide."
Richie counted to twenty out loud to give the girl extra time to hide, then he started to go look for her. He looked under the ktichen and coffee tables, under the end tables, and under all of the beds and behind the drapes. He checked the closets and behind th