"Yeah Molly, that was a great trick, but I ReaLLy want to know how you made the $4 disappear from the table?"
"Huh" She turns around and the $4 is gone. She looks on the table, under the table, under the plate, napkin, cup, up my sleeve, attempts to lift my shirt...uh no, not there. She is searching all over, I am fighting back the giggle inside. As she is on the floor looking under the table, she looks back up at me...quite seriously and says...
"Did I really do it?"
"Hmmm I don't know, I hope you remember what magic words you used because we need that $4 for dance."
She proceeds with some sort of albra ca dabra and amazingly the $4 reappears back on the table. By now she is thinking she is pretty cool!
I just hate to crush her, so I don't, but then...
"Lolo, come check this out, I can do magic for REAL!"
Uh oh, I'm in trouble, more eyes watching this time.
So we repeat through the process, Lolo completely sees what I am doing and as she is about to blurt it out and reveal my stealthiness, I wink at her. She gets it. She's with me now. Ha ha ha, this is so much fun! We continue this scene for a good ten minutes. Molly is catching on to the fact that I had the money, but she can't seem to figure out where. (I tucked it under my leg) So she starts searching me, as she is I move the money under my arm, stand up and start to walk away. She is frustrated now...where could it be? I shrug my shoulders and say "Don't know, you did the magic" as I shrug the money falls to the floor. She is amazed. She still thinks she is a REAL magician. I let her believe.
A few hours later she's getting ready for bed.
"Mom, I know that I didn't REALLY do magic, you had it the whole time...right?!"
Shrug, kiss, hug, good night.
I had to walk out, I had to let her believe.
I had to go downstairs to let out the giggle.