Monday, 28 November 2011

Budding Artists

I posted earlier on Facebook my youngest son's first piece of art.  I was so excited when I picked him up from daycare last week and his carer handed over this beautiful glass creation he had made.  Obviously with a little bit of help - lol, but I'm still telling everyone he made it all by himself.

I am one of those completely hopeless mothers who has to keep every single creation my children make - I just can't help myself.  I honestly thought I was going to be buried alive under a mountain of hand painting and a is for apple when my eldest son started kindergarten.  Every day something would come home and of course I just had to keep it.  

Thankfully from Year 1 onwards they started using workbooks so the amount of work that came home diminished significantly.  Let's not mention the fact that my middle son started Kindergarten this year so of course it started all over again.........argh!!!!!!!

If you ever can't find me just give the crew from Hoarders a call - you will find  me in there somewhere, under that pile.

I did hold an intervention on myself a few years ago and managed to throw out some "artwork". You know the ones.  The reems of computer paper that have one green stripe of paint on them, or the piece of paper with a scribble on it.  Well I did it, I threw them out.  That took care of approximately one 100th of the pieces of paper but it's a start.

I know I have to cull.  Really I do, but I just don't understand how to do it.  How do I decide what to keep when everything looks so cute.  HELP!!!!!!

What do you do with all your children's masterpieces?


  1. Super cute crafts! The snowman drawing should be in your KEEP pile for sure! I am your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back, if you wanto to =-) I also wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF LInky Party -
    Beth =-)

  2. Thanks so much Beth I'll have to stop by for a look. I love the snowman too - it's one of my favourites.