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09/11/2013 at 10:29
I have got rid of a large number of pictures B did for me when eh was little - I have kept some but got rid of lots. I remeber Beez saying she got rid of all them. I coudln't go that far but really need to get rid of some. So do you keep your children's paintings? All or none or somewhere in between?
09/11/2013 at 10:32
no, im awful, was speaking to friends yesterday as the cm handed me a picture of iggle piggle with one blue line on it that isaac had done and that went straight in the bin, but its just wtf am i meant to do with it. iv kept some stuff (bare minimum) but i hate clutter. we have all of Ls work from pre school and nursery last year and his reports which will be nice for him to see but handing over a cereal box with a bit of sello tape on it when he is 30, im not sure he would even care tbh
09/11/2013 at 10:42
Good point. Ones like those def go straight in the bin but I've got lots of paintings and cards and things they have made and sat down and concentrated on and it makes me feel guilty when you can see the time they have spent on it.
09/11/2013 at 11:12
I've kept some but mostly they hang around for a while and then get binned. Shes spent two hours this morning making aliens out of paper and straws. Love the idea and the effort but know that in the end they'll go to make way for the next project.
09/11/2013 at 11:20
I keep some stuff prob two pics per year in a box the rest is in mummy's desk at work. Ie the bin!
09/11/2013 at 12:13
I hardly keep any, most of the stuff goes in the bin when he isn't looking. Both kids have got profile's from nursery which I've kept, they've got loads of artwork in them but I don't keep random drawings.
09/11/2013 at 15:12
I used to keep everything. Every inch of my kitchen door, and cupboard doors were full of his artwork. I had some framed too.
When we moved, I chucked loads. I have kept C and J's very first paintings, but throw out other "scribbles", or pass it on to my parents.
10/11/2013 at 15:51
I've been thinking this, e is ten months and already doing paintings etc at the childminders,, I've got her first projects on the fridge, a lovely hand print/finger print poppy and a piece of paper with a long of non-stuff On.. I really want to bin it,but it's her first... But then if everyday is like this forever.., thinking about it my mom doesn't have mine and I'm not bothered!
10/11/2013 at 21:10
I have quite a bit actually., but not everything - that would be impossible, my two would often bring 15-20 bits of paper home each day from playgroup for a start!!
I try to keep things that are new, different, and show they have moved on to 'the next stage' if you know what I mean. Also cards they make, and other things like Christmas lists, letters to Santa, tooth fairy, etc. I don't keep much junk modelling stuff, as that's impractical, but I have a few special things, and take photos of some to remember them. I have a cupboard in the lounge with most of these bits waiting to be put into art folders, for them both, but I want to chronologically sort them for each child and thin them out a bit first.
I also date the bits I do keep and write where they made it, the context, and any comments they made about it on the back so I can remember. I know that is my teacher side coming out, but it makes it a lot more meaningful when you look at them in the future.
11/11/2013 at 11:50
I keep the best bits, stick them up on the fridge or kitchen cupboards. I feel bad throwing the rest away; heaven help me if they find them in the bin!
11/11/2013 at 11:57
Only something that shows a new skill. so when Luke started drawing in a circle pattern I kept that. Then when he used straight lines, drawing for meaning etc. I have a folder in the kitchen.
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