Today Phillip, Jackson, and I went and looked at a few houses with our friend/real estate agent. Before we went to look at the houses Jack asked if we were going to be on T.V. He was referring to House Hunters. Jack said that he wants to be on House Hunters because he wants to be famous. Like being on that show will actually make you famous. I told him that we were not going to be on House Hunters and that House Hunters usually only follows people who live in large cities. He said that Lake Jackson is a big city. I guess to him it’s his whole world.
So we checked out five houses today. Jackson did somersaults on the floors of all of them. Lots of somersaults. In every room that he could. Phillip and I were talking this evening about how funny that would be if we were indeed on an episode of House Hunters. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kid do that on House Hunters before. At one house he touched the computer mouse before I had a minor coronary. At another house he wanted to get a drink from their ice and water dispenser in their refrigerator. At another house he played their piano. I don’t know if we’ll take him house hunting with us again.
Out of the five houses we saw really there are only two that we would consider buying. One of those is really not big enough for what we “need” and the layout is pretty awkward. There are some nice things about it but it needs some work. The other house is plenty big enough, huge in fact. But the owners must have gotten drunk and gone wallpaper shopping because their choices of wallpaper is pretty atrocious. But other than the wallpaper the house looks like it’s in great shape and we like the layout. The foundation is in good shape and the roof is new. The kitchen is cute…except for the wallpaper. We would really have room to spread out in that house.
Phillip and I spent a good bit of this afternoon and evening talking about “what ifs” if we were able to get the big wallpapered house. I think we’re already sort of mentally imagining ourselves there and we know we shouldn’t be doing that yet. We have to sell our house first. It’s still really hard for me to even believe that we’re taking this step. I think we both kind of thought we’d be in this house forever. But it’s time. It’s time to find another house that can better manage our chaos. And who knows… if we get the huge wallpapered house I think we’d even have room for another kid. (Phillip, don’t roll your eyes. It’s not attractive.)