How Much of Your Child's Artwork/School work Do You Keep?

@cher913 (25884)
Canada
March 7, 2007 6:40pm CST
I am running out of room on my fridge!! I have some earlier stuff put away... What and how much do you guys keep? --curious
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
8 Mar 07
You know, that is a tough one. I go through everything that he brings home. I save the really cute stuff that they do. I save everything else for about 2 weeks. If he doesn't ask for it or seem to need it again I usually throw it away.
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I always feel guilty when I throw it away.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I used to keep all of the artworks my kids would bring. I saved only two or three from each year from each kid and discard the rest of them.
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@spr1967 (208)
8 Mar 07
We keep most of it as they have a storage box each in our loft, so when its endof term or they do a picture we store it in there Sometimes they do bring stuff home and we agree to disagree to remove it...quietly
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
8 Mar 07
My son is 22 years old and I still have a box of his artwork from school, mostly from his kindergarten class. Plus I have all the christmas decorations he made for me. Some of them are pretty worn but I still have to put them up at christmas time.
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I'm very sentimental.I have loads of stuff and photos also.I plan to give them to them later when They are all married and settled.Hubby and I both have childhood stuff.I like to look at his things and he mine.It is nice for the kids to see how different things are now. R
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
11 Mar 07
So far I´ve kept everything, frome the first attempts to do something that could be called abstract artwork (lol) up until now. All the artistic work is kept in different folders. I have no intention of throwing anything away so far, because I know I would regret it afterwards. It would make me feel as if I´m throwing my child´s efforts in the bin. Then again, that´s me, hopelessly sentimental.
• Canada
8 Mar 07
When my kids first went to school, I kept everything...I mean everything..right down to every scrap of paper their little fingers may have touched. After a couple of years I had quite a large stack saved up. I sorted through it once when i was moving and picked out the most important. i didnt see a need to keep 40 pages of my son trying to print the letter S, so i kept one and tossed the others. Now that they are older, I keep assignments that required long research or time. All Report cards and progress cards and any artwork that actually means something to them. I keep it all in boxes, with their names on it.