My No 1 and No 2 sons have suddenly become mini Dynamos. Coins are disappearing and reappearing in a most mystifying fashion. I have to admit I’m impressed. I used to spend hours learning card tricks. But sleight of hand was never my forte. My boys seem to have mastered it simply by watching a few You Tube videos.
It’s certainly preferable to wrestling. Or playing computer games, which seem to make them all angry and argumentative. They only play games like FIFA and Mario Bros, which surely shouldn’t lead to huge amounts of confrontation. And yet there is rarely a calm, happy moment when the Wii is turned on.
So magic I encourage. And when I’m ready to collapse at the end of the day, I would much rather watch my kids magic shows than the rubbish they like to watch on TV. I give honest feedback. But that’s me. I’m not great at packaging things up to look any different than they are. If it’s not so great they might have to take a bit of constructive criticism. But when they get it right I’m suitably wowed.
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