Is it a Magical Phase?

Alexander is obsessed with card tricks. He comes home from school every day, does his homework and disappears into his room to learn a new magic trick from YouTube. He’s little, at ten his hands don’t fit on a deck of cards like mine do but he gets a little better each day. He’s learning the terminology and wants to teach us how he does the tricks.

Last week I took him to Ivan Amodei’s magic show last weekend. There was this thing with darts… let’s just say that Alexander has asked for darts and I’ve responded by purchasing more playing cards.

NO DARTS.

This weekend he asked me to help him enter a contest on YouTube. Since it’s dart free I’m still encouraging the hobby.

I’ve heard a lot of boys go through the I’m a Magician phase. I hope it’s not a phase, because this is one of the really good phases.

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  1. My daughter who is only a little older than Alexander has been interested in card tricks for a couple of years now.  She could have stood for hours in the magic store in downtown Disney, just watching and trying to figure out the tricks.  Like Alexander, she wants to show us all how she does the trick.  Every Christmas we have been buying her new decks with new tricks and enjoying watching her master them.  I will have to show her the youtube stuff.  I too hope it isn’t a phase, but if it is, it has been a good 3 years.

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