November 2nd, 2008 by: cheyenne

Ronin spider

[Ronin in a spider mask made for a five year old.]

I got my yearly fix taken care of and subsequently Ronin had her first IKEA experience the other day. That store is a whole new experience with a child because that one section at the end I never paid attention to, that in fact I raced through at top speed to avoid all the screaming kids going apeshit over all the stuff to touch and throw and strew and trip passers by? That section is GREAT! I found myself wishing Ronin were five years old so that she would be able to play with THIS or, awwww, a fresh little newborn again who could snuggle in THAT. In the end, we got off relatively easy in that, as usual, IKEA was out of everything we wanted.

We spent hours in that store, trying to remember what it was we came for, got Swedish meatballs and mac-n-cheeze and gave Ronin bites of everything, and at last managed to escape one Poang, two Rasts, and a lot of miscellaneous Kalas-Leka-Titta-Prompt-Erslevs richer.

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[The best thing we got were these six stacking plastic bowls. Ronin likes to stack them up (and knock them down) and put things in them.]

5 Comments on “IKEA”

  1. Kurt says:

    That is some mighty fine stacking. I would totally consider having her work in the warehouse.

  2. Ilana says:

    Oh, man, poor Throttle’s neck is totally trashed! I did a pretty lousy job stuffing it. Oh well, I’ll do better next time….

    Great stacking, by the way. It’s so amazing to see her focused on a specific task, rather than random exploration. You have such a brilliant child!

  3. Peg Bowden says:

    I see an engineer here…a builder of bridges, or skyscrapers, or rockets. She has such great concentration and focus. And that dazzling smile is a killer. Melts my heart. Love, Gramma Peg

  4. cheyenne says:

    I think the only thing that could have kept Throttle’s neck intact is not giving him to a baby to play with. There is no way mere stuffing could have held out.

  5. GREAT AUNT Chris says:

    aaaahhhhh clever, clever, clever girl, how adorable, I love watching this snippet of Ronin becoming Ronin, becoming Ronin, and becoming Ronin again. I wish it to never end and of course it is neverending, the stacking and un-stacking and stacking and re-stacking is the essence of life. Such a beautiful moment everlasting you have captured in just a few seconds. Can you imagine this stacking happening and re-happening over and over, and over again and not just in our universe, what about all those other alternate universes that are constantly stacking and un-stacking? How cool is that? Ronin you are a gorgeous genius, I must admit. BRILLIANT!

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