Our son went back to school this week. Preschool, that is. This is his second year of preschool, but this year he is spending twice as much time there.
While I am certain that our son is a Preschool Prodigy, and his artistic genius is beyond compare, I get a little tired of the chaos on the refrigerator.
I am pretty sure that twice as many school days will mean twice as much school work coming home with him, but I am not afraid, I am prepared!
Now seriously, I love all of the things he brings home from school, and I am happy to display them. In fact that may even be part of the problem. I don't just pick a few things to hang up, but rather I proudly display each and every item (okay maybe not each and every, but darn close). No matter how nice and straight I hang everything, it always ends up looking like this before long.
One day last year I suddenly had an epiphany. There is a large wall in his room that has literally nothing on it, and here I am with a whole pile of stuff that needs a new (and preferably tidy) home. So I bought a bunch of clipboards and started measuring out a grid.
Now he gets to proudly display his own work. He loves it because I let him pick and choose what to hang and he even gets to do it himself on the ones he can reach, and it makes for a really fun decoration in his room. These pictures are from last year, and we haven't had enough new stuff come home yet to really fill it up, so I will post new pictures once that happens.
...and in the meantime, bring on the onslaught of artistic awesomeness... We are READY!! :-)