Scene: (in the car with Husband, Mother In Law, kiddos in car seats sleeping, and I)
MIL: (looking at The New York Times Magazine) "Did you see this awful house some architect designed? What is that look where there is nowhere to sit, and nothing on the walls, and no books on the bookshelves...What's that awful design called?"*
*The word she was actually looking for was "Minimalism". I studied it in design school the second time around....LOVE it. I strive for it in our town home.
My Mother In Law is the type of woman where no wall is left uncovered, and books/magazines/newspapers are never thrown out. (So nothing wrong with that...I just have an irrational fear of stuff) It is a TON of work when the kiddos are there, so many chatzkies for them to break:O I guess you'd say we are opposites;)