Hide-And-Seek!

“Hehehehehehe,” out comes a giggle deep from his belly.

 

He clasps his hand over his mouth, stifling the chuckles only a little. I clench my legs together as tight as humanly possible. It’s the only way I won’t pee my pants.

 

Under Meemaw’s bed, in Pappaw’s shower, or behind the washer and dryer – it always went the same. The ‘counter’ would begin and there was my cousin and best friend, never one step behind.

 

His giggles ALWAYS gave us away, but I think of those laughs from time to time and they bring me a single moment of pure joy.

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