Brian's daughter used Sharpies to craft a unique gift for Dad:
My "parent hack" turns out to be the brainchild of my, well, child.
I recently bought a new wallet. It's a simple tri-fold style, made of cotton-poly blend (as opposed to a leather wallet). The wallet itself is a light tan color. My daughter saw it and said mentioned how "plain" it looked to her. She asked if she could decorate it.
So, while on vacation, my wife and I brought a set of Sharpie markers (they come in every color imaginable nowadays). My two daughters spent the better part of one morning decorating my wallet.
Every time I use it, it is a great reminder of that trip, and I've received a number of comments on how cool it is.
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