Mother (loudly, after noticing a boy hiding but not hidden behind a tree across the park): Hmmmm! I wonder where Eli could be!? He was just here a minute ago! He must be hiding!
Son (in a loud whisper): Mom! I'm playing hide and seek!
Mother (excessively kindly): Oh, I see honey. But if you want to play hide and seek with me, you have to tell me so I can come look for you.
Son: I'm. playing. with. someone. else.
Mother (slinks noisily off stage left)