Happy Dia de los Padres!
Jinx dad tricks? My step-dad used to pretend I was dead. I'd be standing in the kitchen, and he'd say, "Such a shame about Heather..." And my mom would giggle. And, being eight years old, and not accustomed to being ignored, I would dance and sing and wave my hands. "I'm right here! I'm right here!"
He also used to tell me I was a robot. "Nuh uh! I'm real! If I'm a robot, how come I keep growing?" "Your mom adjusts your gears at night when you're sleeping." "Nuh uh! MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!"
And my mom would giggle.