NATE:  “Mommy, look…”

ME: “Just a second, Nate. I’m washing the dishes.”

NATE: “NO! You have to look right now…it’s only right now!”

ME: “OK, what’s the emergency?”

NATE: “Mommy…I can look right through my arm!”

ME (Very busy but trying to seem interested by using the ‘repeat-what-they-say-in-a-question technique’): “Wow! That’s cool, Nate. How can you look right through your arm?”

NATE: A Magician NEVER reveals his secrets!!!