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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fun Monday

Our wonderful hostess this week is Rayne, who is on the crunchy side, and her assignment is the following:





Almost everyone I know keeps things that others would consider junk. Twist ties, used wrapping paper, etc. What thing or things do you hang on to, and why?


I cannot bear to throw away my children's school work. Cassie's shelf in her closet is filled with her old schoolwork, she has a box for each grade, including preschool. Michael's is getting just as bad, but it is not as organized as hers. Obviously this is not junk, but the reality of it is....it could be weeded through and some of it could be tossed....but I don't have the heart to do it yet. Maybe in a few years!!!



Now head on over to Rayne's crunchy place to see all the other hoarders....and don't forget to think of us on September 21st when we are walking a 5K for Breast Cancer!!!

22 comments:

Pamela said...

not such a bad idea. But get some big plastic tubs -- and start filing it by year.

(:

karisma said...

Now while I was norty and threw it all out before these days we keep every single scrap! Its even harder when you see all the work they put into it!

Ali said...

I have most of this too. In fact, my mum has still got most of my schoolbooks ....

Molly said...

Although I do not have all the years. I do have a boxes of artwork of both sons that are about thirty years old.

{i}Post said...

i have a big tupperware for each kid and i fill it with their artwork and projects. The daily work i throw away, but the big stuff i keep.

Heather said...

I try and keep one folder for each kid for each school year. I definitely have no problem getting rid of tests and busy work, and I'm better now that all three are in school. I save a lot less now! however, I love keeping their writing and artwork. It is hard to part with!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh no....don't even consider 'reality' and throw any of it away.

I have some of my kids stuff from 30+ years ago when they were in school. I tellya, it's just too priceless.

Have a terrific Fun Monday. If you haven't visited my post, do drop by sometime! I love to have company you know.

ChrisB said...

I wouldn't mind betting you will find it hard to part with anything even when they leave home~ I speak from experience. I've now got a huge container of things my grandchildren have produced.

Gattina said...

They can look in them in 30 years, lol !

Robocop said...

Must be a mother thing. My mother still has my old school work (I am 41 years old).

Slick said...

You're gonna need a shed out back pretty soon?? :)

Rayne said...

I do the same thing. There are three big boxes in the basement filled with the girls' schoolwork. I can't bear to part with it. I keep telling myself that they will be pleased to see it when they are older as an excuse not to throw it away.

Tiggerlane said...

Pamela has a good idea. I only have ONE kid, and her stuff is piling up. I am more partial to her artwork, tho! Some of her stories are cute, too...

Sauntering Soul said...

My parents don't have any of our schoolwork that I'm aware of, but when my parents divorced last December and my mom was moving out of their house, we found tons of artwork that she had saved from my brothers and I. I'm 40 and I bet I drew some of that stuff when I was 7.

Woodlandmama said...

I keep some of my kids' artwork, but the reality is that there is just too much. We hang on to the special stuff (the stuff with their handprints, or things that got special recognition) and moved on. It's hard to say though, I liked when we were moving my mom and I pulled all my high school art out from under her bed.

storyteller said...

Ah … how I wish my mother had been like YOU! Perhaps I wouldn’t have so much difficulty getting rid of stuph today if I could have experienced the joy of ‘validation’ back then. Of course, it’s possible I’d still be a collector even if she had valued my ‘creations’ … Who really knows?
Hugs and blessings,

WT said...

That seems like a good thing to save, to me.

MommyWizdom said...

Yes, I have started a collection of those too - although I know I have a lifetime left of collecting so I try to keep it down to a minimum! :-)

Gayle said...

I wish I had been more picky over the years. I have every year in a small tote. The small totes then go into a larger tote. I did this for my three children from the first marriage, am now doing it for a step-son, did it for two other step-children for awhile (they have since moved out) and I have two little ones coming up. That's a lot of paper they probably won't care about!

lisaschaos said...

I think that's a perfect thing to keep! I hope you have huge mounds! :)

Debs said...

I too keep all the kid's school work. I have a bin full of their stuff. Each one has a little memory.

grace said...

I have kept Rehema's too