Earlier this year, around Mother’s Day, Jamie decided to clean off the front of the refrigerator. He took a lot of what I had put on there and threw it away. When he finished with that he cleaned out the coffee maker and threw the grounds away. A couple hours later I came by and opened the trash can and stood in horror. There, right in the trash can, covered in coffee grounds, was all of Jake’s art projects that I had hung on the refrigerator door that I was planning on keeping. It was all ruined! Jamie just didn’t understand why I was so upset.
A few days before this all happened I gave Debbie one of Jake’s art projects that I thought she would like to have. I told her she was lucky to have it and told her the story of what happened. Then for my birthday, Debbie framed and wrapped that art project and gave it back to me. I now have it hanging in the bedroom above my nightstand Since then Jamie hasn’t thrown any of Jake’s art projects away.
Today I finally got aroun d to scanning in some of Jake’s art projects. They aren’t spectacular, but it is still meaningful to me.