I'm struggling lately with an overabundance of crafts my kids make for me. It's either something from school, something from their catechism classes, or something from their own initiative - but it seems like every week they have a pile of new things they've made for me, which are not even useful as a real craft item like a paper towel holder or a ceramic coffee mug, but more like knick-knackery.
My eldest daughter got a craft kit for Christmas and within minutes had produced this for me. According to the instructions she gave with it, the yellow puffball is for when I want to feel something soft, and the rest of it is for when I want to feel something hard.
Naturally, I gush thanks and tell her how useful it will be, demonstrating by using the yellow puffball on my face and snagging bits of yellow puff in my whiskers, but once I get past the "provoke not your children to anger" (Eph. 6:4) part, I'm left with a decision: find a box and store all their crafted knick-knackery (and she'll be forced to throw it out after I die), or quietly discard it, knowing they'll forget about it if they never see it again.
So I'm putting it to a vote: what should I do?