I am under no delusions. Every project that I send home with a child at the end of a school day will not be kept. A few maybe, but a majority will see the refrigerator door for a day or two and go into the trash. It's not something that I think about because if I did ..well, it would be hard to put enthusiasm into what I do.
Today a parent informed us that none of the projects make it into her home. She takes a photo of the child with each project while still at school and throws the project away before it can enter the house. Not only were we aghast that she told us but what does it teach a child? It takes no effort to save one box of special memories or a scrapbook. No effort at all.