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IKEA Småland

Part of me feels slightly guilty and the other part of me is so thankful for an hour. That's all I ask, an hour to turn off my mom-on-call-duty. If you are a mom, you know you're on call 24/7 regardless whether you feel up to it or not. So on Friday there was no school and the boys are bouncing off the walls. I'm just waiting for my next door neighbor to come over and complain about the bouncing that makes her "nerves shot". I want to laugh in her face when she tells me this. HA! But instead I hustle the kids out the door for a quick drive to Ikea where they both are allowed to play in the Småland kid area now that diapers no longer exist in our lives. An hour. I grab a 99 cent coffee and I sit and write blog posts to prepare for the week and crochet. Thank you Erin for reminding me of this small gem. And for those of you with an Ikea nearby, give it a shot. Don't shop. Just sit and do what you want for an hour. Ah heaven!
Picture is taken from the Ikea website.


Nikki said...

That's what your neighbor says? Really?!

Gretchen said...

yes, I know, can you even believe her!!! And she's a mother, is now a grandmother.

Anonymous said...

Your neighbor complains about the "bouncing" kids--really. She should come to my house and listen to the "gymnastics" next door.

Anonymous said...

Oh I can't wait until the diapers are history, for the obvious reasons and NOW THIS ---- Yay, a whole hour :-)

Anonymous said...

oh, i wish we had an ikea nearby!


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