Growing up, the face of our refrigerator told many stories. It was covered in sports pictures, drawings, good report cards, and much more. It was the place in the house to find detailed information about upcoming soccer tryouts, reminders of the early-out on Wednesday, and a checklist of items to grab at the grocery store. Most important to me, were the hand drawn masterpieces that hung from the coveted sparkly magnets.
One day when I came rushing home from 2nd grade, I happily showed my mom the creation I made in class. The wiggly lines and patterns were expertly and precisely scribbled with every color in the crayon box. The circles looked more like squares and it was folded, bent, and wrinkled from being shoved in and out of my backpack. I can still remember how excited I was as I exclaimed to my mom, “Do you like it!?”
My mother’s usual encouraging answer, “Yes, it is wonderful!”
At the time, I saw a neatly drawn picture of a fish high five-ing a sea turtle in the ocean. However, looking back at it now, I understand my mom’s hesitation as she tried to guess what it was that she was looking at. After a couple of horribly disappointing guesses, she said, “Honey, my eyes are a little sleepy right now. Can you explain it to me, please?”
I excitedly told her, and then proceeded to boast about everything I learned about marine life that day in school. On and on I went as mom sat there patiently listening with a smile on her face. Soon after, the Fish and the Turtle had its rightful place held on the refrigerator with a beautiful, sparkly magnet until the next scribble came along and took its place.
I believe every child’s drawing deserves the chance to be the center of attention, even if only for a day. It could be a big, shiny Stainless Steel French door refrigerator or a simple fridge in an apartment that will be the showcase that tells your children that you are proud of them and their artwork. Boulevard and it’s Appliance Experts, is the place to help you find the perfect Art Gallery/Refrigerator whether it white, black, stainless. We are here to help you take the next step in creating life-long memories.