I’ll admit it, I am easily one of the least sentimental people out there. Which means that keepsakes are completely lost on me. So when my kids bring home crafts and drawings that “I made just for you, Mommy,” I’m not entirely sure what to do with them.
Naturally I do the initial ooooohing and aaaaaahing over each item. But after the kids run downstairs or outside to play, I’m left holding this stuff with nowhere to store it. Much of it will eventually get filed away under the kitchen sink (UTKS). Some of it ends up as the latest layer of paper on the fridge. I have, on occasion, mailed envelopes of drawings to the grandmothers for them to enjoy and/or deal with.
My son is starting KG in fall and I just know we’ll be getting a whole new level of Made just for Mom items on a weekly basis. I need a plan.
What do you do with the crafts and drawings your kids bring home? Do you file it UTKS? Does it pile up in a corner? Have you built a special storage shed in the back corner of your yard? Is it adding inches to the thickness of your refrigerator door?