Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
02/09/2013 at 17:06
M brings home at least one drawing or painting a week from nursery, then once in a while brings home a whole folder of stuff. What do you do with your child's stuff? I feel guilty throwing it away but god there's so much of it!
02/09/2013 at 17:17
erm i bin it! i keep good stuf, like when he first drew faces or when he ran up and showed me a picutre of a hsoe he had drawn then i keep it, and all his xmas stuff and valentines etc etc, but yes i bin the 2 strokes of orange paint etc
isaac did a splodge of green at the cm a while ago and she gave me it and i then binned it, not that it wasnt lovely but where the hell am i going to put stuff like that. i do keep some bits but yes in general i get rid
02/09/2013 at 17:23
I used to keep everything. Every cupboard door, and even the kitchen door had artwork on it. When we moved, I chucked a lot.
I have both of their first paintings, cards they have made etc.
02/09/2013 at 17:42
Same as CP really, I keep things like when she first started writing her own name and things that look half decent. The rest gets binned. I pin things up on the back of the kitchen door
02/09/2013 at 17:57
Kept a few that looked 'good' but that was all. If I think about it, my mum has handmade cards I did as a child but that's all, so she obviously binned stuff along the way.
I read somewhere its a good idea to photograph it and then pop it into an album. So you can keep it but not take up too much room?
02/09/2013 at 17:58
FYI -don't think I could be faffed to do the above...
02/09/2013 at 18:15
Same as everyone else really, keep the nice bits and 'firsts', Christmas cards etc but throw the rest. His school are quite good as they keep everything until the end of the year then put all the good things in a folder.
02/09/2013 at 18:33
Pick out the best to go on the fridge, throwing the old ones away. The rest I give to his (great)grandparents and the ones that are just a pencil line on a piece of paper I either throw or give to SIL as she manages to see the best in this kind of work.
02/09/2013 at 18:44
Keep the best or nicest bits for a while and put them on the fridge, give the rest to her gp's so they can put it on the fridge for a few weeks before chucking it. Mine is the guilt free solution
02/09/2013 at 18:49
how do u think i feel, Ls best friend not only makes L things but has made me something once too
so i get him making jet packs/boats for L and a scribble picture for me!
02/09/2013 at 18:55
Waaaaah CP that's so funny! You need to get L to make his friend something - get your revenge
02/09/2013 at 19:25
Phew I don't feel so bad that I want to chuck most of it! Might regret it if she turns out to be the next Picasso
02/09/2013 at 19:26
CP, that's brilliant. Can imagine his mum going, that's lovely darling, maybe CP would like that as a present! ;)
02/09/2013 at 20:22
I keep some of it and chuck the rest!
02/09/2013 at 21:39
We don't have much but they're stuck up in the kitchen. O is starting preschool this week so there may be a shuffle about of pictures.
Continues below ad
with our partner Childcare.co.uk
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.