>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ok so to say that my house is so messy that I can't find the furniture is an understatement right now! I had a hard time trying to keep up with the house while I was working full time, then I added school on top of it and I forgot what housework was...Now that I am not working and not in school, the mess is still here, and I swear every time I tackle it for an hour or so I only anger it.
One of our biggest sources of clutter of the paper kind are Princess K's school papers. She is finishing up her second year of school, and I have kept about 95% of ALL of her papers that have been sent home!! It may only be me, but I feel horrible throwing part of her school career in the trashcan. The problem with this is that we have never established a set place to put these papers, and I haven't really put the ones from last year anywhere other than in a pile.
In retrospect, I should have written the date on the papers, so you could see her improvement, but of course I thought of that 2 days before school is out. How long do you keep your kids' school papers and projects, and how do you store them?? I have heard of people scanning them, which is an awesome idea, but that takes LOTS of time, and is it really the same thing?? part of the sentimental value is to be able to pull them out when they are crazy teens and hold them...remembering the handwriting, and the days when they were young and innocent... *sigh*