It's got a lot to answer for.
Every day that Eddie goes to preschool I find his 'picture bag' bulging with objets d'art. Jet-packs, light sabers, swords, shields, things cut from magazines and stuck, inexplicably, on thick cardboard. We need Pickfords just to get out of the building.
Each lovingly crafted item then comes in for further complex additions and embellishments. Tonight, for example, we had to make paper flames to protrude from the end of the Button Moon inspired rocket (itself made from two flowerpots, a cardboard tube and two tonnes of sellotape).
These are not neat little pictures that can easily be stored away for posterity. They are giant mountains of junk. Take robot, for example, in the picture below.
So how long, realistically, should these items be on display? Is half an hour enough?
Our neighbours must think that we are super-green due to the amount our recycling has increased in recent months.
And I have got very good at feigning surprise when we can't find something the following morning. Though I can't help casting a guilty look in the direction of the fire...
So, how long before robot gets it?