I know what you mean about the kids, they are so fun to do magic for! I love their expressions and awe. Both my daughter and I do a lot of volunteering working with children and so they hold a dear place in our hearts.
When it finally comes time for me to perform, it will definitely be for children. She really hasn't had a problem with children being "grabby" and she utilizes a lot of her counselor skills to keep the children behaving without them realizing it. She makes it fun.
Much of her stage show and her birthday shows have the same basis for the routine so it is easy to switch over from one to the other for her. She loves the one-on-one with the kids that birthday parties offer, but she does like the 'spotlight' on stage as well.
Plus, when she does her stage show she gets to use her dollhouse.
Close-up has been hard for her. She just hasn't developed that same "love" for it yet, so she has ignored it pretty much. She does know that sooner or later she will have to have a minimum amount in her repertoire.
Now my husband, he loves close-up! He is constantly stopped at work and asked to do something. Before he leaves home he always has to make sure he has something
in his pocket!
From your name, I assume that you are in the UK?
If only for a few seconds you spread a little joy and wonder. if you astonish as you entertain. The method is earthly, the result most magical.
So yes there is magic. You just have to know where to look
Very well said Clarissa!