A friend on Facebook recently shared about how her six-year-old son caught her throwing away some of his artwork. Several other parents commented about how their kids had caught them doing the same thing.
So what’s a parent to do?
Since my daughter just turned one last month, right now I can’t imagine ever throwing away any of her artwork. After all, she’s only done two paintings so far: one is front and center on our fridge, and the other is in a frame with a custom-made plaque. So the throwing-away-art days are in the distant future.
But considering how much artwork a kid produces throughout childhood, it’s inevitable that we can’t keep everything without violating fire code and having to rent some storage units.
So here’s my question: When the day comes where a parent must decide that some great masterpiece has to go, how do you chuck it on the sly?
Seriously, I’m looking for some creative ideas. I don’t want to have to post on Facebook some day about how Laura Marie caught me tossing her latest creation. Please hook a brother up with some ideas!