My parents do silly things like covering their eyes with their hands, then removing their hands to say “Peekaboo!”. I found this amusing for a while, but I soon realized that they were still in front of me even when they had their eyes covered. I decided to teach them how to really hide and then surprise them by suddenly reappearing. For this purpose, I used a blanket that happened to be handy. I think it worked great because:
- they were wondering aloud “Where is the baby?” every time I was hiding and
- they were very excited to see me again when I was removing the blanket.