Did you know Ikea has a very secure play area where you can drop your kids off to have fun while you shop? I've never tried it before but what a brilliant idea! I can see myself floating through the isles dancing and singing while I buy things with names like Flakig, Nackten and Baven.
3 and I set out in the strollermobile for our fun IKEA day. I thought there was a new French restaurant in town but when I got there it was actually a quaint little Russian place. We tried to meander in but my strollermobile was so big it knocked down various chatchkies, chairs and silverware in the vicinity. We ordered a ham and cheese sandwich to go. It was delicious, made with freshly baked bread. Everyone seemed a little too happy for us to be on our way.
We finally arrive at IKEA!
We go in and look at the play area.
So big and cute!
I start to fill out the form.
3: "Mom I don't think so."
Me: "What do you mean? It looks like so much fun! There are other kids!"
3: "But no parents."
Me: "Yes! How exciting for you!"
3: "Not today. Maybe another day."
I see my carefree dancing through the isle fantasy slowly fading away......
We trekked through the giant IKEA, stopping at the toy area. Frozen yogurt on the way out.
My sister-in-law, Rosalie, is a very talented artist and high school art teacher. She was in charge of a very intense and interesting art show that night. All of the art was in the dark. Lots of black light. I love this shot with the Bob's Big Boy doll in the background.
Every single one of those high school kids is cooler than I ever was.
Not that I'm comparing.
Salad for dinner.