The scene: We are in the car. Joe is sitting in the passenger seat(Scott was driving). Gracie has a magic wand and is waving it around, making things appear and disappear. She waves it over the back of Uncle Joe's head and says "Alacazam, alacazoo, I will grow some hair for you."
There was no coaching from me at all. I swear.
We had just purchased Cameron a Magic Trick set from Barnes and Noble. We had opened it and I was showing him how to do some of the tricks.
After showing him how to do some coin tricks, he turns to me and says(very seriously) "Now show me how to make something disappear."
I reply "I did. We just made that coin disappear."
He says "No. Make something really disappear. Not just a trick."
I try to explain that's what magic is. Magicians do tricks, and make it look real."
He says "So I can't make something really disappear?"
"No." I say.
"Oh." he says, and looks terribly disappointed. I can't help feeling like I have somehow taken some of the wonder out of his childhood. That is until Lisa told me later how she told him there's no Santa Clause. Now I don't feel so bad.
And my absolute favorite:
We are sitting in a diner eating lunch. Gracie had ordered a hot dog. It was the biggest hot dog I have ever seen. She was clutching it in her fist, holding it vertically(I don't know why). Suddenly, out of nowhere, she holds it up in the air and says(loudly) "Hey! This is bigger than Uncle Joe!" Heh.