Friday, February 4, 2011

Paper Trail

The first thing you notice when your kids start school is the amount of "art" projects they bring home. I read a fabulous article in the New York Times about this last week. I selectively throw away, keep some things for a while, then throw away again. With Brainy Smurf at home sick for a few days, I had the perfect opportunity to sort through some masterpieces. This is what the save drawer looked like before:

another random save pile in some far away corner

deciding on what makes the cut

I like my Mom. She gives me hugs.

The girl gets ready for the bitch beach.

The items that made tub for each kid.

The same drawer...after.

While it breaks my heart to have a sick Smurf, I love it when I am at home with time to spare. It's so cute to look back on times when Brainy Smurf liked that I hugged him and Smurfette loved drawing pictures of people going to the bitch beach. We are at fun, fabulous ages now...but not too long ago they were just learning to write, draw, and express themselves. I am so thankful for my time with them.

Rachel :) Pin It

1 comment:

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

I defiantly think it is a great idea to throw out some of the children's masterpieces. I love cleaning things I feel a real sense of accomplishment! I tackled my junk drawer on my blog feel free to visit.