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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This Dad Transformed A Daily Routine Into A Brilliant Way To Make His Kids Smile

In an electronics-filled world where everyone is suddenly too busy for each other, one father is reminding us the simple things are still what matter most. 

In 2008, David LaFerriere decided to surprise his kids at school by drawing on their lunch sandwich bags.

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And a fun reminder that lets them know their dad is thinking about them while he’s at work.

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With graphic-design humor sprinkled in, since that’s Ferriere’s occupation.

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Downright tricky maneuvering makes a sandwich look like a sandwich even though… it’s a sandwich.

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Dave’s work has been featured on Sharpie’s website and his following has grown.

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Despite the unexpected fame, the drawings will always be an act of love for his sons.

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“The sandwich bags are something that my boys and I share together,” he told flickr.

“But the comments people leave about a parent doing something similar really touches me, because there are other parents that love their kids just as much. And they love them enough to leave a little note, a little whatever it may be… that’s just something that brightens their day when they get to their lunch.”
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Five years after it all started, he has gone on to create over one thousand lunchtime surprises, cataloging them all on Flickr.

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David says the most touching comments he receives are from parents who do similar things for their kids... just because they love them.