Your kids' weirdest hiding places

To celebrate the release of the new Smurfs movie, we asked Mumsnetters about the weirdest places their children have picked out as hiding spots. You might want to look behind the sofa

Watch where you stand

Watch where you stand

“My DS loves to hide things like biscuits for later. His favourite hiding spot? Your shoes. You go to put on a shoe and you'll feel a lovely crumbly biscuit. He is most disgusted when you find it.”

Because you never know what's underfoot

Because you never know what's underfoot

“The worst was when DS 'hid' my bank card and the money in my purse 'to stop it getting stolen'. Unfortunately he'd hidden it between the floorboards of our room. Luckily my DH was able to get the board up and retrieve the card and money.”

Hiding places? It's in the bag

Hiding places? It's in the bag

“DD will hide things in her toy teapot and put things in bags. So many bags…”

Or the laundry hamper

Or the laundry hamper

“DS2 hides in the laundry hamper – he fits perfectly and was named all-time hide-and seek-champion after hiding there silently for the first time for 20 minutes. He scared the life out of us. We were ready to call the Missing Persons hotline.”

That's certainly one way for rubber to perish...

That's certainly one way for rubber to perish...

“Once my daughter helped unpack the shopping and I was very amused to find a frozen box of Durex in the freezer a few days later!”

Just watch out for nasty surprises

Just watch out for nasty surprises

“You know when they are just coming towards toilet training and are starting to take an interest in what's in their nappies? My second child obviously felt somewhat uncomfortable with the contents of his and so would remove his poo and hide it. He'd go somewhere private when he needed to go, so we wouldn't always be aware he'd 'been' – and then we'd find little poos in strange places. The funniest two were in the driver's window of his toy train and posted out through the letterbox. Luckily it was me who found that one, having returned from the supermarket to find a poo on the doorstep!”

Houdini - eat your heart out

Houdini - eat your heart out

“Under the sofa, which I would not have believed possible until she disappeared for half an hour.”

Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

“Unfortunately when DS was 2, he used to 'hide' lots of things in the bin – including my lovely new watch that I'd taken off so I could have a shower.”

And don't forget to look behind you

And don't forget to look behind you

“When DS was a bit older he pulled a bit of a Bruce Willis in Die Hard a couple of times in the supermarket. He was very good at it and could disappear from view completely in a second or two. One hiding place was under the racks that hold the trays of fruit and vegetables – if I didn't see him go in, he could have been holed up in there for hours. I honestly couldn't understand where he could have gone in the blink of an eye. Started getting the shopping delivered after that.”

Who knows how that got there?

Who knows how that got there?

“Our daughter went through a phrase of hiding her spellings in the a box of cornflakes in the cereal cupboard! She reasoned that if she hid it there when she got home from school, no one would think to look in there until the morning – ergo, no one would come across it when her homework mysteriously went missing. It was quite clever, and worked until one evening my husband was in the mood for a cereal snack – lo and behold, our daughter's spelling book was stuffed inside.”

Maybe the cat did it?

Maybe the cat did it?

“My son used to hide his snaffled goodies in the cat's bed, and try to blame it on the cat. My cat was old and honest, and wasn't actually into those mini bags of Haribo.”

Just don't let the kids get carried away

Just don't let the kids get carried away

“There was one holiday where every time we turned around in the chalet our daughter had gone to curl up and hide in the biggest suitcase. Apparently this was one of the most interesting parts of the holiday!”

Where do Smurfs hide?