Thursday, April 21, 2011


Garbaflouge:  the act of covering or hiding something in the trash can that your child doesn't want thrown away

A few months ago, I read a funny article on words that parents make up to describe a situation. And if I could remember where I read this, I would definitely give credit.  Garbaflage totally hit home because my husband and are I always trying to secretly dispose of the excess artwork, papers, stickers, goodie bag trinkets, etc...that seem to overtake the house. I mean, where do you draw the line?  When your entire kitchen is being engulfed in paper?  When you find chalk in your make-up bag?  What do you keep?  What do you toss?

My recent favorite home item purchase comes at the price of $14.99, but the outcome is priceless. These artwork display frames can store artwork as they are hinged and you can rotate masterpieces as needed. When displayed in a group, I think they work pretty well on our kitchen wall, above the mini me toy kitchen.   How do you organize and store your child's art?

Oh, and don't be fooled here.  My oldest child, and by old I mean 44, couldn't resist joining in the fun and displaying his own art (see upper right corner).  Always a child at heart (insert Jim Halpert face).



Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Ha. I totally hide stuffing the trash. We have a couple of those same frames. For a while I took pics of art to put in an album,but that didn't last long. Right now there is a huge bin filled with it. Not sure how, but I'm going to ask/ make him pick which 5 (?) to save? It has melt down written all over it.

Torrie said...

We constantly toss things in the trash, and until we got smart, they alllllllllways found it!!! Now we really stuff it in there.

LOVE the idea of the frames. I have a big frame with Jacob's picture in the bathroom, but want to display more artwork, and there's so much that it needs to be rotated! These are perfect. Heading to the link right now.

amy b.s. said...

oh my gosh! garbaflage! that is hilarious!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness..I need to remember this idea when I have children as I find framing kids work so amazing. I have a friend who does something similar and her kids are so proud of their displays:) happy Thursday, darling