Recent events have definitely given me some food for thought in regards to teaching the next two children magick. First off: place more emphasis on cause and effect. Second: avoid weather magick.
Titus came to the conclusion on his own, though, that he could change the weather. Granted, yes, I did ask him to help me ask Stribog to calm the winds one day, but there has never been anything formal or direct as to willfully changing the weather. But, irregardless, he discovered that he can, and unfortunately, he's quite good at it.
I'm willing to chock a bit of it up to coincidence, after all, a snow storm was already in the forecast, but that seems to have been nothing more than an opportunity. Either way, school was delayed 2 hours today because of the snow and the roads are still horrible.
With weather magick, we never truly have anything more than "wiggle room:" we can make slight changes, that's it, nothing dramatic. So while, you can quell the rain long enough to get your papers into the house dry, calm the wind enough to get your baby into the car, you're not going to stop that hurricane or cause it to rain hard enough to create a mudslide to take out your ex's house.
But, wiggle room seems to be all a four year old needs. *sigh* And to think he did it all with a song.
Throwing the Bones