Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The magic of childhood

Mr7 has a new book. The Great Big Book of Magic Tricks. It arrived this afternoon. Cue: concert.

The joy.

To his credit, he pulled off three tricks. Including the Great Disappearing Coin trick. And the Let Me Guess Which Coin You Chose trick. The third, which he made up himself, involved inviting me to pick a card, putting that card back into the pack and then pulling out a completely different card.

"Where's the magic?" I asked. Naive, that's me.

"I turned your card into a different card," he said, with great Magician-like confidence.

Right.

Mr4, as the Magical Assistant Guy, capered about in a pirate hat, witch's robe and fireman's pants. He managed to make a coin disappear too, but was roundly told off (by Mr7) for ruining the trick by dropping said coin from his 'disappearing cloth' to the ground. He then disappeared the $2 coin, which was from Mr7's money box, into his own money box, right under Mr7's nose.

Magic.

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31 comments:

  1. Yep, sounds like our house. Kids magic is a lot like kids jokes - just grin and bear it, and then clap (or laugh) when instructed to do so :-)
    xxxCate

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  2. We have lots of concerts at our house - but ours are dancing and acting ones. One of the joys of being a parent :O)

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  3. Had to laugh while reading this!

    Kids are so funny doing magic.

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  4. Too cute! I'm imagining that this is my life in two years' time. Your boys are like mine. I love having boys. Never a dull day! xx

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  5. "Turned your card into a different card" - oh he will go so far! I also meant to write on your previous post that I have also been obsessively researching since you told me about the 'friend incident', but I don't consider it worrying, I consider it preparation... x

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  6. Magicical.

    Whilst your Mr 7 turns his hand to conjuring, my Mr 5 has purchased a joke book. From which he memorises riddles, jokes and quips.

    His stand up is worse than a concert, Al. I want a bookish child, not a company of performers.

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  7. 4 yr olds are so money smart these days ;)

    I can't wait for concerts.

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  8. Be grateful. At five Boy 1 bought the Crystal Bible. At thirteen he now reads Deepak Chopra, Astral Travel for Beginners by Richard Webster, Psychic Protection by who the hell knows and other too deep for his mother stuff!

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  9. Awww I always enjoy reading the posts about your Mr7 & Mr4! They are both so clever. But it sounds like Mr4 might be one step ahead in the "entrepreneurial" skills ;o)

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  10. Love it! My 'Mr' 5 and 3 yr olds have recently taken to putting on clown shows for me - the best entertainment anyone could ever ask for!

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  11. Very cute. Mr 10 is a budding magician/illusionist also. He is so obvious but he thinks he is really talented! Miss 8 likes to play his assistant, complete with make-up and heels.

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  12. Shazam! Ah, the magic tricks and the earnest, nail-biting part where they're trying to dazzle you with their serious eyes but you can tell they're concentrating so hard that their necks crane out like that makes it more convincing. Love it.

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  13. My 9yo went thru a magic stage. Unfortunately when he was a little too young to really comprehend how the magic tricks worked.

    It was torture. Torture, I tell you.

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  14. Mine were never into magic tricks, but they all managed to make money disappear on a regular basis.

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  15. Awesome! Wish I was there to see it!

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  16. Ha ha ha - fantastic! Well done Mr 5 :)

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  17. Oh, the confidence of a magician! (And a 7-year-old.) If only we all had it!

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  18. Oh, Mr4 is a smart little guy, disappearing Mr7's toonie just like magic! Adorable. And so simply, poetically written.

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  19. Between the piano, the magic tricks and the dress ups, you have performers. Clever ones...

    xx

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  20. Hehe, watch your younger make his millions!

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  21. I love it! My brother used to disappear my spare change like that, too.

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  22. They both sound immensely talented - don't you just love kids' concerts!

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  23. Your Mr4 is so clever. I see the makings of a Forbes cover.

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  24. So gorgeous! have you got to the 'jokes' stage yet? It can last aloooooong time so be prepared;)

    Also loved your guest blog post linked on your magic Of Childhood one:)

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  25. Bless, cant wait til my boy is old enough to put on shows... Sounds, quite literally, like magic :)

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  26. This post still makes me smile.
    My 4 yr olds love money too and tricks !

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  27. Hahaha!! Love it!! Hmmmmmmm....maybe that's how mummy's money has magically been disappearing in our house. As always, Allison, well written. I soooo want to write like you when I grow up :)
    http://helpmymumsatraveladdict.blogspot.com

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  28. Ah bless, a master magician in the making :)

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