When we were getting our house ready to sell, our realtor came over for the initial meeting. She loved the house, complimented how I decorate/style, and said she didn't see any need to change anything - to keep it like we had it.
Oh, except for one thing.
Take the art work and magnets off the fridge.
I had neatly arranged the front of the fridge before she came, but she wanted everything gone. The precious little painted hand prints of my youngest? Gone. The endearing house drawn by my eldest? Ditch it. The family photo that is sure to get an "awwww" from house lookers? You may as well BURN IT!
Okay, she didn't exactly say that, but she implied it.
So, I did what she said and cleared off the fridge. It was weird walking into the kitchen and not seeing traces of my children hanging around (well, except for their actual paw prints everywhere). I didn't like it. I'm a mom and a mom's fridge is the one spot in the house to proudly display her children's masterpieces.
Can I get an AMEN?
So, you guys. I was happy to get to Erie and not have to worry about people trying to buy my house and not because of my crowded fridge. ;)
Um, but I miss MY fridge. Our townhouse came with one and it's not my favorite. But, it was nice not to have to haul ours.
Here she is in all her glory: The Mom Fridge.
I have to weed it when it gets too overflowing, but the little sentiments of family I see each time I pass it makes me happy. Love notes from Husby, school projects from my Levi, fingerpaint prints by my baby, notes from family who have mailed us things... my fridge may look cluttered and messy, but it's bursting with love!
And cookie dough.
Definitely bursting with cookie dough.
What's your fridge look like - simple & clean or chaos & full?