But about the time Amelia was 20 months old she developed this mysterious obsession of getting the paper plates out of the pantry every time she hid under the blankets. Seriously, she couldn't hide without them.
One morning she came to our room and crawled into bed with us, and as soon as we pulled up the covers she was out of bed yelling "Pates!" Even though the house was pitch dark, she rocketed down the hall and into the kitchen. She opened the pantry and came running back with a stack of paper plates.
We never did unravel the mystery of why paper plates were a critical element in the game of hide for Amelia. But we sure chuckled a lot about it.
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