"I can't find the ring, mom. I had it last night, and I looked all over for it this morning, but it's lost."
He wandered over to his desk to sip on a glass of ice water, and I searched under the bed. Bingo. It was by the post.
"Come here, Jack. I have a surprise for you."
"Close your eyes and hold out your hand."
He obliged, and I slipped the turquoise bear claw ring on his finger.
When he opened his eyes, he smiled so wide I thought his face would crack wide open.
"How did you find it?"
"Really, you are really magical?"
"Can you make me fly?"
I cringed internally. "Well, mommy magic only works once a day."
He looked at me seriously, his smile fading to curiosity.
"You have to charge it? Overnight?"
I couldn't help laughing. "Yes. Mommy magic needs to be charged. I'll try to make you fly tomorrow."
I hope I can find the right adaptor.