Or, the best $14.95 I’ve ever spent…
Friends, if your adorable is over 37″ and potty-trained, and you have an IKEA nearby, take advantage!
(And by 37″, I do NOT mean 36 and 15/16″ as they made my younger adorable remove his shoes and while he clearly made the 37″ marker, they hemmed and hawed until another mother said, “He’s made it!” I was seriously quaking in my boots the whole time. He would NOT have been a happy camper to leave.)
There is a children’s play room complete with a ball pit, drawing tables, jungle gym, etc, where the adorables can have a ball while you shop.
Not a great photo at all, but the last thing they wanted to do was pose, they wanted IN THERE, MOM, so hurry it up!!
And I put on a HUGE smile and dashed around in my 45 minutes of Adorable-Free IKEA glory.
I was pretty restrained – some organizing tubs and buckets for the mayhem of sports equipment in the garage, random kitchen items and strict orders from the elder adorable to purchase one of these:
The Mala Easel – last year when I deliberated it was $24.95, but this summer it was $14.95. I almost bought 2.
It has proved to be a great purchase for my budding artists. The roll of paper mounts on a spindle that is right there behind the tray. The paper goes up one side and down the other and that means -
One adorable on one side (hot air balloon)…
…and the adorable (a cake, he says) on the other side – not drawing on each other’s work, not hitting/kicking/licking or the myriad of other things they do to each other.
And they’ve been quite prolific -
I LOVES it.
Do you have an IKEA nearby? What other treasures have you found?
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