We were invited to a friend’s house for dinner and a magic show. Masterminded by their oldest daughter, (who is a few years older than Ivy) it was quite a show. There were tickets, colored lights, card tricks, assistants, disappearing quarters, costumes, rope tricks, audience participation and small red balls that seemed to have a life of their own, all delivered with a remarkable amount of showmanship.

Needless to say my kids were enthralled and amazed. The entire drive home I heard about the magic show and this morning I was pulled upstairs to be treated to Ivy’s first ever magic show.

There were play-mobile figures that appeared and disappeared.Ivy's Magic ShowThere was a Β trick “wand” that, while clearly copied from a magician we had seen early in the summer, was executed hilariously.Ivy's Magic Show 2And there was a lot of under the table work and closed eyes from cooperative audience members.Ivy's Magic Show 3

At the conclusion of the show Ivy admitted to me that she was just hiding things under the table. I suggested that perhaps she could ask her friend to show her a trick. Ivy was quiet, then said with a sigh, “Yeah, maybe one day I’ll have a real magic wand.”

And there she had me speechless.Wishing for a Wand

Unsure whether to find an easy sleight of hand to teach her to bring a smile back to her disappointed face or support her belief in the magic of it all, I simply thanked her for a great show. My decision was promptly rewarded with a big smile and news that she’d be performing again tomorrow, when Dad was home from work.



8 comments on “Magic

  1. Good call. We all need a little magic!

  2. Sally says:

    That is so cute!

  3. Jenny says:

    Beautiful pictures of Ivy!

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