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Treasure. The mere word conjures up visions of magic and mystery; adventure and intrigue.

Anderson is 6. In the past month or so, he has become obsessed with “treasures.” He looks for them whenever he leaves the house and he gets so excited when he finds a treasure. He has his treasures in a little plastic see-thru box. His treasures include a Chuck E. Cheese coin, a green diamond heart broken off of a quarter machine, a laptop computer that he found at the park which formerly belonged to a chick named Barbie, and other stuff. He gets so excited that I have taken to “planting” treasures so that he can find them. I go through my box of broken jewelry and un-paired earrings to find treasures for him. Today I planted my old GTA lapel pin (Glendale Teachers Association) and a coin from a broken necklace with some kind of hieroglypic type of figures on it. He ws soooo excited. Tomorrow he can find an old, broken Coca Cola pin from some Olympics far in the past. I know he’ll love it. I know he will smile and look at it from all angles. I know he’ll be so excited and finally, he will put it away in his treasure box.

I’m thinking I might take him to the craft store to find a little treasure box he can paint and keep his treasures in.

I love the world through his eyes.


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