It is quite official:
I am nerdy.
…and so are the pages it holds.
There is a story behind every page of this thing.
Especially in all those bulging out notes from friends stuffed in the front cover:
(Which, I might add, she threw away before I even got to read them. And I will not dwell on that little fact or I may start to cry again because of that throwing-away incident…doesn’t she realize those are gems?? Maybe she just didn’t want me to blog a few of them like I did last year 🙂
She carried that thing along with all these other notebooks around in her backpack all year long.
No wonder she’s getting so darn strong.
That binder helped her get good grades.
Yeah, that thing did deserve a little photoshoot 🙂
When school gets out, we sit down and go through the mountains of school work the kids have lugged home.
(And believe it or not, we are actually not that serious while we’re doing it…wow, we sure look like that is some serious business being done.)
We toss most of it out after fully soaking in how sweet/cute/great it is. We take pictures of some things before we get rid of them.
Then we file away the stuff we love the most and can’t part with in these hanging file folders:
There’s one hanging file for each year of school up through high school.
(One whole file box for each kid.)
Then hopefully they’ll take that thing with them when they move away.
And some day they’ll sit with their kids when they come home from school and check out how they used to write, draw, etc.
I love to bottle up time, and this is one of the best ways I know how.
(More details about this kind of filing system last year back here.)