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September 21, 2007

Mining The Gold, Dad Discovers Buried Treasure and You Can Too

While Devra is here, or here, or possibly even here... The Huz is in da house! 

Dadpicture I don’t know about anyone else, but Fall is the season for me - football, back to school, and windows open all night long!  However, what I look forward to most this time of year is asking our kids about their day at school AND searching through stacks of take-home papers for hidden treasures – their artwork.  Our kids’ artwork serves as a window into their world and connects me visually with their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  In fact, yesterday Son One found some “lost” artwork which drew my immediate attention.    

It was a pleasant surprise – you know the feeling – when you find a “lost” $20 bill in an old pair of jeans or when you bump into an old friend that you haven’t seen for years.  His artwork contained a kaleidoscope of color and said “I love my mom & dad." That “treasure” made my day as did the look on our child’s face when he “re-connected” with the source of his original inspiration.  I’m always amazed by our kids’ fountain of creativity and carefree innocence.  They remind me on a daily basis why I’m so proud of them and so honored to be their dad.  Now’s the time to locate those refrigerator magnets, push-pins, and magnetic clips - make your kids an art gallery of their own using your appliances, walls, doors, and more – no vertical surface is safe from display. 

So, remember to dig deep through those piles of school paperwork as,“There’s gold in them thar backpacks!”    

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