So I asked curiously: 'Whatcha doing, Ot?'
'I'm a mime artist,' Ot answered, effectively shattering my Harry Potter dream.
'Me too!' Piet shouted.
'Yeah right! You're a dead mime artist, 'cause you're not doing anything!' Ot said in stern tones. 'You're just lying there.'
'Well, anyway, carry on!' I encouraged them, and mimed the universal thumbs up gesture.
Because mime artists catch a lot of flak, but they're so very, pleasantly quiet!
I must encourage my kids to practice their mime more often.