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So I took the girls to a yoga class today at one of my fave kid spots in Manhattan, Karma Kids Yoga.

And at one point, the instructor says,

“Let’s all go over to the wall now and climb the wall with our feet. Dylan, have you ever done that before?”

“My mommy doesn’t let me put my feet on the wall because we just got the apartment painted and we’re having an open house,” Dylan responded.

Umm… what happened to my shy girl Dylan? Damn, she’s suddenly chatty.

Did she just out me as some kind of anti-yogi mommy dearest? (From what I hear, Joan Crawford actually had a real passion for Ashtanga yoga but you know, my sources are not rock solid on that.)

So after their baths, I decided to let loose and allow the girls to put their feet on the wall and do their half handstands.



Oh yeah, I made sure it was our brick wall. I don’t need little footprints on my perfectly painted Mountain Peak walls (you know.. it’s the color “White” but they can’t call it that because it would seem lame and boring).

And because I want you briefed regularly on our Open House candle selection…

You know we tried the “Vanilla Citrus Blast” candle.

And then we got serious with the “Cinnamon Apple.”

And we’ve finally settled on a new scent called, “Hire A Broker Or Our Kids Will Never Have A Backyard.”

Yup, we decided to put this apartment selling thing in the hands of some professionals. Or at least a couple of guys who claim to know more than us.

And it’s March! OHmommy promised me this is the month to sell real estate. And I know a classy girl like that wouldn’t toy with my fragile emotions.

37 Responses to climbing the walls

  • Jennifer H says:

    I have a feeling you picked the right candle scent. Fingers crossed that you sell…Then your kids can climb trees, now that they have practice with walls. 🙂

    But you need to log a SJP sighting before you leave town, ya know?

  • Mama Bee says:

    Once again, I can not get enough of your adorable children!

    And I love that brick wall! Do you guys love it or hate it? I feel like brick in homes can be a love/hate thing. How fun, though. Love it!

    PS: You totally missed out on the Bach. I can’t believe you don’t watch (just kidding, I only really watched last season and this season ’cause the douche is from Seattle).

  • ella says:

    I actually had an order placed with a company that sold fake brick plastic injection panels (like 7x’5′) to theatre companies. I was going to cover a wall with them so it would look JUST LIKE YOUR APT…but I chickened out.
    Hee-hee, you have to know how *New York* the whole concept of kids yoga sounds to my CA ears! I’m impressed. I don’t think there’s anyone in our family that can do that.

  • Terra says:

    My brother is trying to sell his penthouse here in denver and he bought some google adwords, put up a blog page for the place and is hoping to draw “searchers” into see it!  Not that you want to do that, but his place has been on the market for almost a year and he is currently two hefty mortgages – I thought it was kind of creative!

  • Cathy says:

    that’s great you’ve got the brick wall for them to practice yoga–it must be so stressful trying to sell right now—I’d be losing it trying to keep my house clean all the time.

  • christy says:

    So cute! I really hope you do sell your house this month! Must be so hard keeping it clean for showings – ugh! And I agree – my parents are in the real estate business and they say March is a good time to list. Best of luck!

  • wa says:

    You might need to go to Defcon 10 and put some brownies in the oven during the next open house. Aka “The Cinnabon Trick”.

  • If they’re not interested in a New York City apartment, I could offer a lovely mountain top cabin in south central PA. 😉   I sincerely hope everyone is right about the market picking up soon.  Good luck!

  • jea says:

    Hope your hiring a broker pays off for you Kelcey, and that you gets lots of offers on your apartment!  🙂

  • Shani says:

    I can’t wait until my baby is old enough for yoga in September.  He’s going to love it!  I’m sure hiring the agent will be a big help and your apartment will be sold in no time.

  • What a good carefree Mom you are.  I wouldn’t let my kid’s feet near my walls.  Then again who knows what he does while I’m wasting away the hours on Facebook or napping.  Now I am a good mom!

    Congrats on the broker.  Good luck!

  • OHmommy says:

    Don’t listen to Domestic Goddess. I have a standard colonial in Ohio just a stones throw away from a Walmart!!!

    Crossing my fingers for you.

  • aimee says:

    Too funny! They always start chatting with exactly the wrong item to share, don’t they?! Good luck with that new candle scent. Hopefully it does the trick 🙂

  • ErinB says:

    make sure they put in the listing ” exposed brick wall excellent for half handstands” its a key selling point I believe :-}

  • If OHMommy says so – then it must be true. But I still think that using a more subtle candle scent like almond or verbena would really tip the scales on this…  Good luck!

  • amy says:

    I wonder if there’s a “chocolate chip cookies in the oven” candle… I’d be tempted to buy any place that smelled like that.

    Or I could just make some cookies, which would be cheaper.

    Good luck!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Mamabird Mother Jordana Bales and her family are looking to buy in Manhattan; and you’re looking to sell…maybe you two should talk to each other.  Where are you moving to and will it be ‘kicking and screaming’ when you leave Manhattan?

  • Madmad says:

    Oooooh, flashbacks! Open houses! Not being able to put your feet on the walls/leave pee on the seats/dog hair on the floor/towels shoved into the linen closet willy-nilly/dishes in the sink…. AY. Good luck to you, hon. (I swear, this is when I began drinking!)

    Hm. Maybe you don’t want to know all this…

  • Megan says:

    Looks like fun.  I’ll have to try climbing the walls with my girls tomorrow.   You are always welcome in my back yard, but it’s covered in snow and later this week it will be mud!  Where are you looking to move?

  • Nap Warden says:

    I am here to tell you, the right broker can make all the difference. We sold our house at the top of the market before it even went on the market. To this day I worship that agent.

  • Lanie says:

    Great post!  🙂  Thought I would get that out of the way first.  . .

    Good luck with the broker!  Love the yoga pictures.  XOXO

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