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Sawyer Gets A New Bed

It felt oddly appropriate since Canada beat Sweden for the gold medal in Olympic hockey that we would go off to IKEA to buy Sawyer a new bed.  His old crib turned into a bed and that’s what he had been using, but being in the 95 percentile for height and weight for a three-year old meant that he had outgrown it.  Daddy had gotten a bonus at work and IKEA was having a sale on bedroom furniture so it seemed the stars were telling us this was the time to go.

We had originally planned to go during the week, but the bed he wanted was constantly sold out, so when they finally got a few in stock I got up at 5:20am so I could get to work in time to leave early and we rushed up.  Since it was a busy Sunday, Daddy stayed at home with the girls while we went shopping.

It was a crazy but fun occasion.  IKEA never disappoints for the kids either.  Everything is kid friendly from the second set of lower railings to the child sized sinks in the washrooms to the 99 cent frozen yoghurt.

Since we couldn’t fit it in our little cruiser the bed is being delivered this morning and I can’t wait to get it together.

It was a bit of a harrowing experience for me since it seemed like 50% of the store was (obviously) pregnant.  But I refused to let it sour the moment and actually treated myself to a frozen yoghurt as well.  As I sat there licking the cone I have always wanted for so many years but refused to let myself indulge it tasted like heaven.

Our secret didn’t last for long because when we got home daddy had already checked his bank account and saw the separate $2 charge on his card and knew we had gotten a treat, but it was worth it 😉


About Shannon

I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.


8 thoughts on “Sawyer Gets A New Bed

  1. Looks like buying it was fun… how was the putting it together?

    Posted by Mother's Realm | March 4, 2014, 8:29 am
    • Ha ha ha ha! I wrote on the FB page that if you want to test the strength of your relationship put together a bed from IKEA. Normally I am good at assembling their stuff but since it was metal the holes had to line up exactly (and they weren’t). It’s a great bed and with mattress it was only $260 bucks so it was worth the effort.

      Posted by Shannon | March 4, 2014, 8:39 am
  2. Glad you had fun at IKEA! I just went there to get some stuff after our move and found it exhausting. I went alone, no babies. I should have gotten a yogurt, clearly.

    Posted by sparrow | March 4, 2014, 10:26 am
    • Lol thanks! It is actually a really fun place to go with the kids when it isn’t busy. They can try out the furniture and there is lots to look at and really cheap food. But that only works on like a Tuesday afternoon. Life is always better with yoghurt 🙂

      Posted by Shannon | March 4, 2014, 11:11 am
  3. Ah ahahaaha ! Stil laughing for the introduction! Well done Canada!!!

    Posted by | March 4, 2014, 4:08 pm
  4. We went to IKEA too on Saturday, bought V a new tunnel and tent to play with. Most of his baby furniture is from there too.. I’m looking forward to seeing photo’s of the big bed and hearing how he go on in it.

    Posted by journey2dfuture | March 5, 2014, 1:46 am
    • He LOVES his new bed. He has stayed in it every night since we bought it. Sadly, due to fear of persecution I am not going to put up pictures (it is a loft bed and I know some parents have mixed feelings about those). June is also enjoying the crib she inherited 🙂

      Posted by Shannon | March 5, 2014, 9:55 am

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