I have to admit, it's maybe my favorite part of the year. Each of those kids gets the chance to stand up in front of their friends and families and be special. One of my new favorite sayings is "The only thing better than a child seeing magic is a child making magic." I love seeing their faces light up once the trick has performed and that applause starts. It's amazing every time.
So even though it's a ton of work and can be a bit like herding cats, it's worth every second to see all those new magicians.