Mama Diaries

Monday, April 28, 2014

X-ray Vision

"Mama," my nine-year-old son said.  "What do I have behind my back?"

I scoured the table, trying to figure out what was on it that was no longer there.  "A quarter," I said.

He looked surprised.  "Yes.  Now guess which hand it's in."

"Right."

He wrinkled his eyebrows, looking very puzzled.  "That's pretty good, Mama!"  Then he did a little shuffle.  "Now guess which hand it's in."

"Right," I guessed.

"Yep!"  He did it again.  "Which one, now?"

"Left."

"Mama, you're good at this."  He shuffled things around one more time and put his hands behind his back. "Guess again.  You'll never get it!"

I looked at that kid and smiled.  "Neither."

Of course I was right.  I figured he had put it in his back pocket.

He stared at me with his mouth open.  "How did you know?"

"Bubba, Mamas have x-ray vision.  You can't hide anything from the Mama!"

 

57 comments:

  1. Smart! Get him to believe that now. He'll think twice about trying to fool you.

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  2. Ah yes the all seeing Mom eyes. They always awe us as kids. Even now my Mom uses her Mom powers on me. =)

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    1. It's one of the privileges of being a mom!

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  3. Good job. I always pick the wrong hand when my kids try this with me. I guess it's time for a stronger prescription on my X-ray glasses.

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  4. haha have to get up really early to fool you

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  5. Uh-oh. Now he won't get away with anything! My mom always said she had eyes in the back of her head. I remember puzzling about that one.

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  6. Once upon a time my daughters believed that, too.

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    1. Couldn't fool them forever, could you?

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  7. I agree that mamas have x-ray vision, atleast mine does and she can even read minds.

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    1. Yes. Reading minds is another special Mama skill! ;0)

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  8. If I were him I would ask for a lead door to his room.

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    1. That would be brilliant, but I don't think he's figured out that lead block x-rays! ;0)

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  9. When I was a kid my mother always caught me when I was up to no good, even if I was clear on the other side of the house. I was convinced that she had x-ray vision. 20-something years later, I'm still not totally convinced that she doesn't.

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  10. And eyes behind our heads too - cute story!

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    1. Absolutely. And don't ever forget it!

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  12. Good answer, bet he won't fool you again.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I wish that would be true, but I'm sure he'll figure something out. He's pretty clever!

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  13. Hehe! I think he has one smart mama.

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  14. Reminds me of such incidents when I was a kid :)
    True, you can't hide anything from mum; just a thorough scan with those laser sharp eyes all over you and that's it !

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  15. That was great! You were on a roll that day.

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  16. Hahaha! You're so clever! He'll be more careful now that he thinks he has a Super Mama! :)

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    1. Now I'm going to have to get even smarter! I'm sure he'll try to think of even more ways to outsmart me.

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  17. so that's how he inherited his mutant powers!

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    1. For sure, you're good at these. Though I do
      miss seeing pictures from time to time.

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  19. Cute!!! My kids aren't old enough to be deceptive yet, but when they are they might be able to fool me. Right now I'm thinking about when they play hide and seek and they always still hide in the exact same place. :)

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    1. That makes it easy. My son perfected that game, and now I can barely ever find him. (He can't find me either!)

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  20. Cool game and they do have x-ray vision.

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    1. I bet you have x-ray vision, too, because you're a teacher!

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  21. Good for you, but that would have made me think twice at that age ;)

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  22. Moms always know, even without x-ray vision! They're special that way... ;)

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  23. The ways of a mom are ever mysterious!

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    1. I could never figure it out...until I became a mom!

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  24. Smart boy, figuring out Mama knows everything. :-)

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    1. Hopefully that will keep him out of trouble.

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