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Can you say obsession? [Jul. 12th, 2006|04:15 pm]
The Boy loves to draw. He draws bugs, he draws monsters, he draws treasure maps. He draws intricate contraptions that would confuse Rube Goldberg and then spends a great deal of time explaining to us how they work. 

We buy paper by the ream and can't keep up with him. We collect his drawings into stacks and piles that eventually disappear, simply because there's no way we can save them all. He told my mother one day, "I would prefer that my mom display my artwork, but she throws it away." Poor baby - I hope he doesn't get a complex.

I'm sure you think I'm exaggerating. But I'm not, really. Here's a snapshot of what the floor in our den looks like every night:

This isn't even all of it - just the part that I happened to catch in the frame. And I should mention that all these pages have drawings on the front AND back.

From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-12 09:56 pm (UTC)
If you get a cheap scanner/already have one,

You could scan his drawings and burn them to CD or DVD, and he'd have it when he's older.

Takes up less room and lasts longer than paper.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-07-12 10:27 pm (UTC)
I totally need a scanner. I had one ages ago, but it's no longer compatible with our current computer.

Scanners are actually hard to find...my father wanted one for Christmas and we had a heck of a time finding one that wasn't also a printer, fax machine, copier, and food processor. Maybe I will put that on my wish list.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-13 02:32 am (UTC)
Don't forget can opener.

I have had two scanners now and I can't figure out how either of them work.

The boy is artistic!

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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-07-13 02:59 am (UTC)
Totally adorable. My kids go through paper like crazy too. Fortunately Jared gets 1/2 sheets from work for nothing. They're excess from their work orders. He saves them and brings them here. I toss alot of them out too. I'm sure the kids feel bad to a point but I can't possibly keep them all.
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