I feel like I haven't taken many pictures lately, so I pulled my camera out today and took strange pictures of the sink and toys. I need to get outside or somewhere more interesting than my kitchen. We did make a trip to IKEA because it was raining and this week is our Spring break. I know I should take them to a museum, but they are full this week and you can still find interesting things in a store - like the battery recycling bin! Anyway, I was excited to shop for 1 hour alone because they have a little drop off site, but as we are driving my youngest informed me that he would not go in there because he got in trouble last time for throwing balls out of the ball pit. Little E is quite sensitive, but also doesn't listen. Not a good combination. If he is going to be the child who throws the balls out of the pit, then he has to get a tougher skin. They didn't yell at him, just told him not to throw the balls out. I just said ball four times.
I brought them to the play area and he refused to go it. I looked at the lady signing the kids in for help; a "hey it's so much fun in here!" instead, she just gave me a look that said, "You just want to go look at all our cheap plastic stuff without yelling at kids, I'm not helping you." After "trying" it while I watched for 15 minutes, he decided to stay and had a good time. I got my fill of looking at bins of stuff and then we had a nice lunch. Eating there is so cheap and not bad for store food. I'm still on the fence about shopping at IKEA with the kids. The 1 hour day care is nice, but checking out takes forever and then you have the dilemma of leaving your cart full of stuff or your kids. Kidding; but you have to leave your cart, get the car, pull it up to the loading area, and go back and forth stacking light bulbs in your car because you forgot to bring in bags. I actually told my kids to hurry because we have to leave the cart. B said, "Why is someone going to steal our stuff?" Well, no..but there was that elderly man standing there eying up the frozen meatballs! Ugh, museum next time. My cheap plastic stuff and Play-mobile people having a fine day;