Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why I Love Ikea

CC dives into the ball pit at Ikea.
The day after Christmas, Ian and I decided to go shopping for a new chest of drawers and kitchen island at Ikea.

That idea might sound infinitely crazy on several counts: One of the biggest shopping days of the year. Ikea is huge. And will CC try to lose us in one of the faux living rooms?

But the day was great. We didn't find a chest of drawers for CC's room, but we did find a great island -- all while CC was happily playing in the supervised (and complimentary!) play space for kids.

Not all Ikeas have them, as far as I know, but the one in Carson does, and it's fabulous. Ikea staff watches your child for an hour, free of charge, while you shop. They have the ball pit, toy kitchens and shops, and a small TV with a sitting area.

We've been several times, and CC loves it. In fact, she asks to go.

We also grabbed some eats at the Ikea bistro before we left -- and that day, kids' meals were also free.

Not bad!

P.S. I know the picture is blurry, but it totally captures CC's intense love for ball pits.

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