My fiancé and I are currently in the process of looking for a house. If you just read my last post about wedding plans, you’re probably thinking, “Man, this girl has a lot on her plate.” And you are right. I do. And it is driving me mad!!
One of the problems I’m having trying to find a house is I have several incongruent styles that I love equally. I like the modest home out in the country with a big yard. But I also love the idea of being in a community or small town where the park is just a few feet away (like where I am now). I also love old homes with tons of characters. At the same time, I love newer homes that are a blank canvas, are clean, and I know are structurally safe.
I don’t know how to go about deciding which house would be best for my family. What I have most in mind is how our choice of house and location will affect our son’s childhood and upbringing. As a child, I played outside quite a bit, but the lawn size wasn’t much of a factor to me. The park was also a ten minute walk away. And our house was huge! I’m talking three stories, six bedrooms, Victorian house huge.
But I’m a girl. I don’t have a clue what kind of yard or house my son would most appreciate. Would he want the huge yard with the creek in back, but a small house? Or would he want the large house with lots of crawl spaces and hideouts, but no yard? Does walking distance to a park matter to him? Would he want residential streets to ride his bike on? I don’t know! To all the ladies out there with boys, what do you think?