Monday, September 10, 2007

note to self : don't bring kids to IKEA next time

went to IKEA yesterday. and don't get me wrong, the kids were amazing, several car hours and then shopping for several more, not their #1 favorite thing to do on a sunday.

and even though they were great, one would still wander off to look at something, one would stand up in the cart, one would jump and skip alongside an isle filled with glass items, one would laugh maniacally (how do you spell that??) and disturb other shoppers (actually, both kids do that-it's hard shushing your kids when they're laughing but it's frequently high-pitched and shrill). so they were just being kids, but on an hours-long drive, then an hours-long shopping trip all our nerves were fried and we were so ready to return home.

oh, and did i mention the inaccurate directions (curse you google maps, aaron's idea--we will both be rekindling our romance with mapquest, with our tails between our legs, shamed for having cheated), several bathroom stops, directions requests, traffic halt for parade. oh crazy day.

aaron and i are trying to get organized. we've been talking about getting a dumpster and throwing a ton of junk from our basement in there, we have sooooooo much junk to get rid of. but in the meantime we want to get organized and ran to IKEA to buy more junk. but it's organizational junk.

5 Comments:

Blogger Becki said...

hahahaha. we must be on the same brain wave. we have been trying to do that for the last 6 months! mike went yesterday for shelves for the garage to organize our garage and bring stuff from the basement out to our garage. don't tell mike that you've had the 'dumpster' idea. he will use that as an excuse to execute he decision to throw out everything. (the 'see. everyone else is doing it' excuse) :)

5:17 PM  
Anonymous mrs. b said...

Spend a few days watching clean sweep and then do your own. it works.

11:46 AM  
Blogger joanna said...

becki-ha ha ha, i know-that 'everyone else is doing it' mentality is what gets us in these messes every time! and you know-i don't buy it, you guys are SO organized and neat! you never have junk anywhere (at least that i can see!) mike has custom cards for choosing where to eat out for crying out loud! how could someone like that have junk??

i'm getting to the point where i feel like i'm hiding our mess whenever people come over...

mrs b-great show, and you're right. i once had a very organized friend come over and help me with a linen closet. there were empty shampoo bottles, items expired for two years, soaps i didn't care for, but i just couldn't seem top part with any of it. it's great to have a friend with common sense who went through it all with me and made me pitch it! we all have our talents and organization is not one of mine.

7:23 PM  
Blogger joanna said...

becki-ha ha ha, i know-that 'everyone else is doing it' mentality is what gets us in these messes every time! and you know-i don't buy it, you guys are SO organized and neat! you never have junk anywhere (at least that i can see!) mike has custom cards for choosing where to eat out for crying out loud! how could someone like that have junk??

i'm getting to the point where i feel like i'm hiding our mess whenever people come over...

mrs b-great show, and you're right. i once had a very organized friend come over and help me with a linen closet. there were empty shampoo bottles, items expired for two years, soaps i didn't care for, but i just couldn't seem top part with any of it. it's great to have a friend with common sense who went through it all with me and made me pitch it! we all have our talents and organization is not one of mine.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

Even I can't handle the immense-ness of IKEA, never mind bringing the kids there! You brave soul! Good luck with the organizing...it seems to be a neverending task for us, too.

10:04 AM  

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