OK, so maybe not a crisis. In the grand scheme of things, I should not be losing sleep over this. And I'm not. I've put off making a decision for long enough. But I need some input. And the other adult in this house would just raise an eyebrow with a "Whuck?!" look on his face and go back to playing CityVille.
I'm on my own here. So I turn to you, my dedicated audience of ... well... we don't need to talk about that...
|Sailboat? Christmas Tree?|
And I have a pile of new stuff he brought home after parents' night that I couldn't bring myself to hang anywhere.
I know that since I am an emotional mom and he is my first born, I should want to save everything for posterity's sake, so he can look back one day and see the apple he finger-painted when he was 3 that looks nothing like an apple (except it includes the colors of red and green).
|Apple? Abstract Art? No clue.|
But then there is the practical mom side. It says, hey dummy. You just cleared out your mother's closet that had 10 years of every bill or piece of mail she ever received, every card, picture, label, report, etc. that you ever created, along with clothes she hadn't worn in 20 years and her entire collection of holiday village figurines. And found four of your baby teeth individually wrapped, in Kleenex, in old earring boxes in the nightstand and armoire.
That and he's a boy. Granted he is the moody, emotional one of my two kiddos, but he's still a boy. How much is he really gonna appreciate whatever I save of his baby and young school years? I'm guessing not much. I've met his father. I know.
|This could be anything...|
I have a friend who is taking pictures of all of her daughter's projects and making a photo book out of it for her to keep. Another has file boxes to keep all the projects her boys have made in preschool. Both sound plausible.
What should I do?