Thursday, November 13, 2008

Not Exactly Esperanto

Ikea-ese. Truly, I think it's a language all parents understand. A stroll through our home may not reveal a pantry stocked with ligonberries, but we do have:

SPOKA (imagine an umlaut over the "o")

TROMSO (again, an umlaut needs to be imagined -- over the second "o")

SPOKA (another version -- again, imagine an umlaut over the "o")

KORBY (umlaut-free!)

Have you a beloved Ikea product that we should acquire for a more functional, fashionable, financially sound family life? What are your faves?

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Today, I'm thankful...

Rather than whining and kvetching upon waking with a crusty nose, Sarah asked for "a warm cloth" to help relieve the "chippy and crunchy" discomfort. She also alerted me to the fact a fresh pillowcase might be a nice idea. (Without her mention, I'd never notice the snot-sullied sheets high in her loft bed.)

Darren now acknowledges putting the toothpaste cap in the toilet was a bad idea. The tube opening is now crusty and icky (hmmm, Sarah's nose comes to mind...) -- unappealling to squirt onto the brush.

Double Daddy came home unexpectedly for lunch yesterday; we got to sit together and eat leftover lasagna.


Lisa said...

Oh, how I do love IKEA!
We have the plates, bowls, and cups like yours, kalas. We love their highchairs (although you are definitely past that stage :), the train set (think brio, but cheaper), and wonderful storage of all kinds!
If we lived closer to one, I would be in big trouble!

MommyJ said...

I am totallly ashamed to admit that I have to purchase one thing from Ikea... tragedy I know. I imagine when I move in a few weeks, some need will present itself and I will rectify this wrong.

your thankful things are hilarious today... except for the leftover lasagna part. That just made me smile. :)

MommyJ said...

okay. i know totally does not have three l's. and I was trying to say that I have YET to purchase anything from Ikea.. but my fingers weren't cooperating.

Megryansmom said...

We have Kalas bowls, plates and utensils,not brave enough for cups without lids yet. I love IKEA!

Jamie said...

Hmmm, we have no Ikea products! We've only been once when it first opened, right across the street from the mall of America. You can imagine the crazy ciaos that ensued there.

I may have to give another go, however!

Cynthia said...

I love the warm washcloth idea - very clever thinking!

MereCat said...

I love Ikea things. I think they are so cool and unique. I live two miles from a store, but I'm afraid of it. The store. It's huge. Gives me nightmares.

cc said...

I love IKEA! Too bad our closest one is 3-4hrs away! We do have one love IKEA piece... it is a coatrack with cubbies above where you hang your coats. It also has a matching shoe cubby bench thing with 8 openings... just perfect for our family of 8!

My dream is to visit the IKEA store (as I have never been there) and just look at all their really cool stuff!

btw... I tagged you for 8 simple things meme. if you want to play along.

Harris Boys said...

we "heart" ikea too!!

the boys have a table and chair set from there that they love to color on and eat dinner on :)

Tracey said...

Van is a big fan of the Spoka as you know...glad to see it adorn the cool kids room too!! Looking forward to catching up with you tomorrow do these months fly by so fast?

Mama Kat said...

The daycare in my house may as well be an Ikea showroom. You can't beat it.

Threeundertwo said...

We have one nearby but I've never been. Love the funky names for things though!

Nancy said...

I'm ashamed. I've never been to IKEA. I'm hoping to rectify this in the near future though :)

Oh, and I left a little something for you on my blog :)

BoufMom9 said...

I LOVE Ikea! Have purchased most of my items online, but recently spent HOURS at the IKEA in Philadelphia. AWESOME!
I ended up getting E&W a cute teeter totter thingy for $8!!!

But, my all time favorite item... Will's hanging Therapy Chair. Only $37 and the best buy, hands down, of my life! PS It can support adults too;)

Laura said...

We can buy Ikea stuff because we are too dorky to assemble anything together. Seriously, we stink.
We've tried.

Jen B. said...

We've had crusty noses in our house this week, too.... hope Sarah gets to feeling better soon!

Urban Mom said...

Can I ask a dumb question? Do you like the IKEA bunk bed? We've been eyeballing it for a while now and are thinking about it for when U-Kid 2 gets big enough.

U-Dad and U-Kid 1 went out there to get yet another dresser and assembled it together this weekend. We love IKEA and have way too much stuff in our house from there!


Cheryl Lage said...

Hey Urban Mom! We DO like our Tromso beds, but we have two of the lofts, as opposed to the bunks. They are not SUPER sturdy (you can hear 'em creak a bit) so I think if two kids were climbing on the same unit it might be a bit much.

We read all over the place not to attempt bunks or lofts until all users were age 6+...we were counting the days! These are nice as each bed hovers over their desk/homework space.

Hope that helps!
(Now changing the sheets, THAT is a drag!)