Thursday, July 9, 2009

Punishing Excellence

Ok, the title is a bit disingenuous. Bear in mind that tongue is firmly planted in my cheek for this story from Fox News.

Hide-And-Seek Banned for Toddler Hidden From Parents for Hour

GREENVILLE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania toddler did such a remarkable job of hiding during a game of hide-and-seek that the family had to call police and firefighters to help find her.

Two-year-old Natalie Jasmer was playing the game with her siblings Tuesday in their Pymatuning Township home. When the family couldn't find her, parents Dennis and Michelle Jasmer called authorities.

Emergency crews and friends frantically searched the neighborhood about 70 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for about an hour.

The family's dog, Copper, finally sniffed her out. She had fallen asleep in a drawer underneath the family's washing machine.

The little girl told her family she was sorry. Hide-and-seek is now banned in the Jasmer household.

In fairness, shouldn't the other kids be punished for not finding her?

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