Which Hand Is It In?

Little Z has learnt a new game. It is the “Which hand is it in?” game.

A couple of weeks ago his uncle showed it to him using a tiny toy car. His face was initially one of curiosity and confusion as his little mind figured out what to do with the two downward facing closed fists presented in front of him. This was quickly replaced by excited laughter as he picked the right hand. Cue a repeat of the game for about 10 minutes and constant laugher at winning or losing the same tiny car over and over….and over.

He has since become the host of this game and we have spent many an afternoon trying to guess “Which it in?”

He likes to mix it up a bit and so far we have won (or lost)…

1. Slightly damp smarties

2. A big wooden spoon

3. A ball

4. Various toy cars

5. Jigsaw pieces

Nothing is off limits and he laughs as the tension of his own game builds up as we think about which hand to pick.

He’s not quite learned to swap the object between hands behind his back yet though so, for the cheaters amongst you, it’s usually always in his right.

Then the other morning he caught me a bit by surprise. It was 6.30am and waaaay too early. Little Z insisted it was the perfect time to bounce around our bed and then declared “Which it in?”

Oh, err…that one.

He opened his tiny fist and presented me with my wedding ring.

I swiftly confiscated the little prize he’d found on my bedside table, and was now wearing on his thumb, and then listened to him grumpily shout “but it’s my turn!!”

Must find a new place to put that.


Wot So Funee?


  1. Nikki Thomas April 2, 2013 / 7:14 am

    Aw bless him I think all kids love that game it’s like peekaboo isn’t it – simple yet effective! But yes you don’t want to find that he’s hidden your wedding ring somewhere that would be horrendous!!

  2. Sarah MumofThree World April 2, 2013 / 6:38 am

    Little monkey! That must have been a shock. I’m guessing you didn’t have too much difficulty finding the wooden spoon?!

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:19 pm

      Haha – yep they are always easier to guess!

  3. Thisdayilove April 2, 2013 / 7:15 am

    That would wake me up instantly, cheeky monkey

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:19 pm

      It definitely woke me up quickly and got me out of bed!

  4. Brinabird and Son April 2, 2013 / 7:37 am

    He found the REAL treasure! I never take my ring off. It has gotten a bit scratched but I KNOW I would loose it.

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:20 pm

      I can’t seem to sleep without it and I think I have weird fingers that swell and go down according to the weather! I’ve lost it soooo many times..mainly due to him swiping it!

  5. Verily Victoria Vocalises April 2, 2013 / 9:18 am

    Z is so cute. I love it when they get to the stage of extreme toddler games! The damp smarties is so apt! 🙂 x

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:21 pm

      Hehe – smarties are a big favourite in our house at the moment.

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:22 pm

      He is always swiping it. I’ve spent many an hour trying to hunt for it underneath our bed!

  6. Liska (@NewMumOnline) April 2, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Oooooh so so cute xx
    Aaron must have led a sheltered (or boring) life as he’s never played that game, despite the fact that he’ll be three in June.
    Note to self: teach it to him tonight 😉
    Liska xxx

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:23 pm

      Ha – hope it goes well. Although I’m warning you, you’re going to start losing stuff around your house! (and hide your wedding ring!)

  7. Emily April 2, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    That game rates right up there with peek-a-boo and hide and seek effective yet incredibly annoying when they want to play it for the 50th time and it’s not yet 11am! Xx

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:24 pm

      Yes!!!! He’s not quite learnt hide and seek yet

  8. Aly April 2, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    That’s too funny! You’ve got both a cheeky but clever little chap there.

  9. TheBoyandMe April 2, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    You take your wedding ring off every night?!

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:25 pm

      yep I can’t sleep with it on at all! I know some people that almost have it welded to their fingers!

  10. Xandi | The Mummy Scripts April 3, 2013 / 12:29 am

    What a little cheeky monkey! That must have been a shocker – certainly knows how to get your attention though! x

  11. jenny paulin April 3, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    thats funny! what a cheeky boy 🙂
    it always amazes me what my two can find in my bedroom – their latest is both my hair brushes have gone missing!!!! x

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:26 pm

      Haha wonder if they’re secretly singing into it! I am now losing all sorts of stuff!

  12. Actually Mummy... April 4, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Oooh you do better than me. I’d have been a very uncooperative Mummy at that time of the morning! Before coffee too! Very cute though 😉

    • notmyyearoff April 8, 2013 / 7:27 pm

      It’s always very sleepily done. Till its my wedding ring 😉

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