By Paul Noe
Vice President, Public Policy
Memo to fathers and fathers to be: Some of your best days can come courtesy of paper. We all know this innately, but it bears reminding with Father’s Day around the corner.
Give your kids some paper – plus crayons, colored pencils, markers, or pens – and oh, the places they’ll go (h/t Dr. Seuss). Any paper will do, but my kids bring out the good stuff for Father’s Day.
Give them a blank sheet, and you’ll receive a work of art. There’s nothing quite like it. To see the world as seen by your daughter or son:
- That day at the beach
- Tossing football
- Swinging at the playground
- Riding bikes
- The father-daughter dance
- Playing “sharks and minnows” at the pool
- The family portrait, with “World’s Greatest Dad”
My kids are getting older, but it’s still the only gift I need – or ever will need.
In the end, so many other things that seemed so important will fade away. Had a bad day? Look at that card. It’s like having Thanksgiving every day.