Our children like to make & draw stuff. A lot. This is great & we try really hard to nurture their creative sides.
We also like to be able to sit down without crushing a dragon made from an old egg box, some bottle lids & a scavenged piece of tin foil.
"No mummy, that's not a dragon that's a nazgul on a fen beast duh".
Our latest solution to this ongoing saga of our adult luddism is the 'keeping drawers'
Each child now has a drawer (a box would work just as well) where they can put all their crap/amazing creations & then once a big term they have to filter through it to make space for new stuff.
Today was the day of the Grand Sort & it was actually lovely! They are getting better & better at being able to decide what they still feel proud of and it is pretty amazing looking at how much their drawing, numbers and letter writing have improved.
Unfortunately we seem to have misplaced Lucas's first class book in which he wrote "I wiw kiw yoo" on every single page (why would his class teachers not have been concerned enough to mention this?).