January 24, 2010

Day 2.....Sig-Alert

It was time to tackle Jack Jack's room. I've always had a vision for Jack's room, but somehow never found the time to make it happen. I wanted it to look and feel like a playful circus. It matches his personality so well.

I decided to shop IKEA today. I haven't been to IKEA in over 2 years, and the moment I entered the parking garage I remembered why. I should have guessed when my cell phone lost coverage that this wasn't your ordinary store. I decided they need to dub in the Haunted Mansion's ghost when you enter. "Kindly step all the way in please and make room for everyone. There's no turning back now. This chamber has no windows and no doors, which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out!"

They are not kidding about making room for everyone. Everyone and their 6 kids. Each by the way decided to have a family reunion in the middle of the maze. This caused a massive Sig Alert. (If you aren't from Calfornia, a sig alert is defined by the CHP as "An unplanned event that causes the closing of one lane of traffic for 30 minutes or more." EXACTLY accurate!
I have nothing more to say about IKEA other than I made it out, but lost about 2 hours of my life.
By the time I got home I had to bend time in space in order to get the job done. (FYI: Bend time in space is Doug's expression. He uses it when I move obscenely heavy furniture, get the oil changed, makes a 4 course dinner and bathe the kids all in a under 3 hours.)
It was one of those days. Notice the trundle bed in the picture, ie. obscenely heavy furniture. Here are the before and afters.

BEFORE -FYI it actually doesn't usually look this bad.


Jack's new reading corner. (I'm hopeful!)

My day felt like one big Sig Alert, but it's over now, and I'm happy to report the boy's rooms are organized, the playroom is clean, and I'm beat. The sad reality though is that our Hanukkah decorations are still up! Oh well, one more week of looking at the Menorah!


Anne said...

Lori the room looks great- Has Jack swung from the new tent yet? Your Ikea adventure was hilarious XOXO

Julie Johnson said...

Reading corner???Where are the books?