My five year old loves to draw. She draws lovely pictures of princesses in flowing gowns, she loves to to make flowers, she even writes notes to her classmates and actually mails them! This past weekend she drew me a picture of a heart and carefully folded it up and placed it in a mashed down cardboard box with lots of stickers. I hugged her and thanked her and told her what a great artist she was and then threw it away. Sad huh? So maybe I lose my parent of the year award, but I just can’t keep all of the drawings she makes or I’d be buried in printer paper, glitter and stickers. I am not that cold hearted, I do keep the artwork that I think is very special. In fact I bought these great giant art folders for each child which allows me to keep my home a little more clutter free by organizing and keeping specials drawings and craft projects.
And yes, I felt guilty when I didn’t bring home my heart drawing. In fact I always feel a little guilty when I throw away things that they have made. How do you stay organized? Do you keep every picture that your kid makes?