After looking in a couple of rooms, I found him lying on a bunch of clean linens in the bottom drawer opened from his older siblings' trundle bed. (He'd been playing with his older siblings and after they'd dropped off to sleep, he decide he wanted to sleep in this drawer in the room with them, rather than going to his bed in another bedroom.)
I looked at him and he looked right back at me. Then he said, "I'm not here."
Restraining a laugh, I said, "Yes, you are here. I'm looking right at you."
Still looking me right in the eye, he arched his little eyebrows, shook his little head, and repeated, "No. I'm not here."
Recalling Rav Arush's observation that children mirror their parents qualities and behaviors (sometimes in an extremely magnified way and sometimes in a much more subtle way), I realized that my son was doing exactly what I tend to do to Hashem.
And I'm guessing I'm not the only one, either...
We know that Hashem is thoroughly Omnipotent and not only sees everything we do, He even knows our true motives because He sees exactly what's in our hearts and minds.
Yet despite our intellectual knowledge of this, we still do things we know He doesn't approve of.
It's exactly as silly as looking a parent in the eye while insisting, "I'm not here."
Except that when we do it as thinking adults, it's not nearly as cute or innocent as when a 3-year-old does it to his mother.
And although Hashem loves us even more than we love any of our children of any age, it's not cute or funny when we deny our culpability regarding prohibitions that are really important.
"Dum-de-dum-de-dum...I'm not really doing anything so bad, God...You can't really see me...I'm not really here doing what it looks like I'm doing...dum-de-dum-de-dum..."
But you are here. And He's looking right at you.
May we all succeed in maintaining a loving awareness of Hashem at all times.