Alex Cardoso was hiding. He often got in trouble. He hid when he got in trouble. He hid himself so his parents couldn't yell at him. In fact, he was not a bad boy, but his parents were very strict. He had to do four hours of homework everyday, and if he did not do it they yelled at him. So he often hid their red pens so they couldn't check his homework. They had to spend time looking for the pens, and then Alex hid. In fact, it was sort of fun for him. He hid in many creative ways and it was a skill for him.