When I hear, "Daddy look!" I don't always see what you want me to focus on. I am not talking about the typical blow off here that all parents are occasionally guilty of. But still I may not be looking at the color selection on your crayon project. That is not the actual beauty of the moment. When I respond, "Cool!" or "That's great!" with honest enthusiasm, I see the smile on your face beaming with a pride that comes from accomplishment. You may have stayed in the lines and did very well or even put out an original work of art worthy of a masterpiece showcase, but the most amazing and beautiful thing in front of me is you.
Sincerely with love from your dad,