Thank God for the Ronald McDonald House. A mother and her older child came in as volunteers and showed the children how to do magic tricks. Rene had a blast. I had stayed home to look for a new place for us to live, so when Rene and Luis got home, Rene was so pleased to show me the magic trick.
He does it perfectly, and enjoyed showing me the whole process (there's no secret when you're five, just the fun of doing it right). He can use a napkin to turn a knife into a fork... and a straw into a potato peeler, and a spoon into a small slinky, and chopsticks into.... You get the idea. ;)
What a precious, cheery, little guy! I loved being his audience!
So, if anyone wants me to turn a pen into a pencil, or a letter opener into an eraser, I can do it for your any time you ask. My son showed me how.