During the last week of school, almost every day,your child probably comes home with a backpack full of drawings, art work, random booklets filled with this and that and quite possibly a plant or some kind of modeling clay formations.
These are their treasures. And they can be as few as 15 or as many as 100, all of them precious and all of them space eaters. I am not going to say that this is clutter or trash, because it is not. But when you have more than one child it can become quite overwhelming.
Here is my suggestion:
- For the first week or two consider displaying all of your children’s artwork in a special place. Maybe whole wall utilizing poster putty.
- On the second week, have each child pose holding their top three favorite pieces of art and take a picture. Then have them stand in front of then entire art display for one grand photo.
- Take the top three art pieces and store them in a special box.
- Now hold your breath, and discard of the rest making sure you child is not looking.
- You may want to take one piece and mail it to a special relative, the choice is yours.
I have been parenting for 25 years and these treasures are truly hard to part with, but when it starts to take over an entire closet you grow a thicker skin.
Why? Because you know that more will be coming down the line in a few months, not to mention the crafts that will be arrive from Vacation Bible School, Summer Art Classes and general art time at home.
How much art did your child bring home from school this year?
It is summer mommas! Let’s make some memories! Look for a post one your very own Summer Bucket List soon.