The older boys have had a really good time looking up different card tricks on the internet. They are actually really good at them! One, in particular, of N’s is pretty amazing.
For family night a couple of weeks ago, they put on a magic show for us. We had to record it of course, but the movie is too long to share here. You’ll just have to imagine how exciting it all was.
J. had several cool card tricks, and is getting really good at sleight of hand:
My favorite trick of N’s was one where you pick two cards, and then he shuffles them into the deck. Tidies the deck and then slams it against one palm, and the two cards you picked shoot out. I honestly don’t know how he does it:
Miss K. was pretty frustrated with the card tricks, so she decided to wow us by breaking all the records for the tallest magical cup tower. It was a rousing success.
Little B’s trick was so, so cute. We have one of those Ikea step stools with a hand-hold cut out in the middle of the top step, so he puts three cups on the stool, upside down, of course, and puts a puff-ball under one of them. He waves his magic wand (photo below), moves the cups around, and then moves the one with the puff ball *over* the hole in the stool, so it falls through. We, of course, applauded wildly and wonder aloud where in the world that puff ball went. He was super pleased.
The older boys are poring over Mark Wilson’s Complete Course in Magic, which they got for Christmas a couple of years ago. I anticipate many more magic shows in our future :)
p.s. I’m reading the GAPs diet book with the scary title and trying to wrap my head around the introductory diet. I think I probably need to do this, but goodness gracious it looks challenging. Those of you who have done this with kids – do the kids seriously subsist on little more than soup that first week? Edited to add since the GAPS discussion got lost Not decided on GAPS, still reading the book. Was incredulous (not serious) about the intro diet + kids. Would work with my doctor if I go this route. (No worries, Laura. xo)