I can't. I've been in magic for a year and i've slready done one bad kids show for our freinds birthday because i didn't know any better. Now i know that i'll have to wait another 2 or 3 years before i can get a really good flowing kids show going. But now my mom's co-worker is having party for her 5th grader. The co-worker asked me to do the show. Knowing my situation and experience level i told her NO. I'm not ready. Then my mom gets all pissed off saying i'm running from my fears and i'm a "quitter." I told her any good magician would totally diasgree with her statements. She told me to do what the kids want, not what i like. I have no colorful tricks. No PBJ illusion. Just a TT and a silk. I haven't read crap on the subject, and i know a perfect magican who teaches at a camp i go to. I just want us penguinites to tell me some good reasons to use as to why i shouldn't do this. I keep telling her mine, but she won't budge.
You don't need us to tell you why you shouldn't do it. You've stated the reasons yourself. Check out the bold text above. I commend you for having the sense to know that you're not ready. The more "bad" shows you do, the more your reputation goes down the toilet. Magic is seldom one of those things that comes "natural". Devote some time and dedicated practice to your art, and your skills will improve. Granted, props cost money, and although I do not know your financial situation, it is possible to build skill without "props". Cards, coins, business cards, rings and things you find around the house or can make. This not only develops your skill, but also your creativity. Giving up does NOT make you a quitter. Quitting before you give your best effort......THAT makes you a quitter. There are enough knowledgable and willing people here to help you with what you need. If you know a perfect magician that teaches..you may consider seeking his help as well.