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For Some Smiles

Last night I got to baby-sit for my favorite four year-old (almost five year-old). Since his little sister went to bed really early, we got to spend a little bit of time together and he had a lot to say.

" I know how to do a magic trick. I have this coin. Now don't watch the penny, watch my face." He then proceeds to wiggle the coin between his hands and moves his hands and arms all around like he is dancing with the upper part of his body only. Then, THUNK, he throws the coin on the ground and holds his two fists in front of me. "Which hand?" I pick one empty fist and then the other. "Now look at the ceiling." I do as he stops down to grab the coin and then jumps up in the air with arm out stretched and then holding his open hand in front of me to show me the coin he pulled out of the air.

Later on while we were setting up a zoo, he noticed that my stomach stuck out a bit. "Why is this bigger?" he asked.

"There is a baby in there."

He gives me a crazy look, "Why is a baby in your tummy? Did you eat the baby?"

"No, that is where is grows until it is ready to be born. Now, were should we put the elephant?" I quickly changed the subject because I did not want to get into the where do babies comes from talk.

I will miss this little guy when we move.

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