We all know that kids sometimes ask for crazy things for Christmas. But, if your child asks for gold nuggets this year, don't try to be the clever parent and spray paint rocks gold and give it to the child as the real deal. Because one day, that child, having watched an insane amount of tv, will ask you to take his gold to Herman's Fine Jewelry and exchange them for cash. Also, after seeing a gold rush show, he'll be pretty certain that his "gold nuggets" are worth AT LEAST a few hundred bucks.
Don't be a clever parent!