Our new refrigerator arrived over the weekend. I have to tell you… it’s wonderful. After nearly a decade of having a French door refrigerator with a bottom freezer (I detested the bottom freezer!), we have a side-by-side. Our new fridge is 2.2 cubic feet larger than our last fridge-freezer combo, so it feels like we upgraded from a compact car to a sedan.
Ari adores opening the new refrigerator’s door. And the thing is, he no longer needs to go to the trouble of pulling a chair over to the fridge (which we usually see and stop him from doing) in order to take out what he wants. Now he just hops right in and tries to grab things! (This makes having anything that’s opened or made of glass impossible to put on a lower shelf or on the door!) Not even the door alarm makes him reconsider his choice of raiding the fridge. Nope. He lets the alarm keep dinging until one of us asks him to close the door.
Do I regret my choice to get a side-by-side? Not a bit.
Do I wish our new fridge-freezer had a door-lock option? Absolutely.