We are working on getting our house refinanced (possibly) and recently got ready for an appraiser to stop by: Wiping all those grubby kid smudges off the painted walls. Polishing up the cabinetry.
The kids were cleaning their rooms–or at least sweeping things into piles, when my son asked:
“When is the criticizer coming over?”
I started to explain what a house appraiser does, then stopped. I think our son understands just fine.