"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."
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?"
"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!"
Smart! Get him to believe that now. He'll think twice about trying to fool you.ReplyDelete
That's my plan!Delete
Love this! What a sweet post :)ReplyDelete
Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal
Ah yes the all seeing Mom eyes. They always awe us as kids. Even now my Mom uses her Mom powers on me. =)ReplyDelete
It's one of the privileges of being a mom!Delete
That was good, Sherry!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Haha! See your optometrist!Delete
haha have to get up really early to fool youReplyDelete
It's hard to fool the Mama!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Maybe she did! ;0)Delete
Once upon a time my daughters believed that, too.ReplyDelete
Couldn't fool them forever, could you?Delete
I agree that mamas have x-ray vision, atleast mine does and she can even read minds.ReplyDelete
Yes. Reading minds is another special Mama skill! ;0)Delete
If I were him I would ask for a lead door to his room.ReplyDelete
That would be brilliant, but I don't think he's figured out that lead block x-rays! ;0)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
It's that special mom thing!Delete
LOL. Kids are so fun to toy with. *wicked grin*ReplyDelete
True Heroes from A to Z
Hee hee hee! ;0)Delete
And eyes behind our heads too - cute story!ReplyDelete
We moms are amazing!Delete
Mom knows best, always :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely. And don't ever forget it!Delete
Good answer, bet he won't fool you again.ReplyDelete
I wish that would be true, but I'm sure he'll figure something out. He's pretty clever!Delete
Hehe! I think he has one smart mama.ReplyDelete
I have to be at least one up on him!Delete
Reminds me of such incidents when I was a kid :)ReplyDelete
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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Thank you so much for all the follows, Rajiv! I appreciate it!Delete
That was great! You were on a roll that day.ReplyDelete
It was one of my better days!Delete
Hahaha! You're so clever! He'll be more careful now that he thinks he has a Super Mama! :)ReplyDelete
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.Delete
so that's how he inherited his mutant powers!ReplyDelete
Yes. From the Super Mama! ;0)Delete
Good one. And funny.ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed it!Delete
For sure, you're good at these. Though I doDelete
miss seeing pictures from time to time.
You will always winReplyDelete
Of course. Because I'm the Mama!Delete
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. :)ReplyDelete
That makes it easy. My son perfected that game, and now I can barely ever find him. (He can't find me either!)Delete
Cool game and they do have x-ray vision.ReplyDelete
I bet you have x-ray vision, too, because you're a teacher!Delete
Good for you, but that would have made me think twice at that age ;)ReplyDelete
Once in a while I get lucky!Delete
Moms always know, even without x-ray vision! They're special that way... ;)ReplyDelete
Yes, they are!Delete
The ways of a mom are ever mysterious!ReplyDelete
I could never figure it out...until I became a mom!Delete
Smart boy, figuring out Mama knows everything. :-)ReplyDelete
Hopefully that will keep him out of trouble.Delete