In March we went to a wedding. Instead of a guest book, the bride and groom decided to set up a station where the guests could write…well anything. Predict the future, give well wishes, or marriage advice to the newlyweds. I love that stuff, mainly because it can be anonymous. Which allows room for my real creativity, which I often do not share on here because I would embarass myself and others.
But anyway, the catch was, all of these notes were going to be put in a time capsule only to be opened on their first anniversary. As I got up from our table I told Dan I was going to write them something. He looked at me very seriously and said “Never go to IKEA together….but they need to know this now, not a year from now when it’s too late.”
Clearly Dan was scarred after our first newlywed IKEA trip. Fair enough. I love IKEA but you spend most of the trip getting lost, listening to every language being spoken around you other than english, and arguing over which furniture you want. Then, after hours of debating, you make your way down to the warehouse where the item is out of stock anyway.
I don’t think we were the only ones who had a bad experience as a married couple, because I spotted tons of men who gave up sitting on the sofas/laying on the beds. Slightly awkward when I wanted to test out how comfy a bed is and there is a stranger in it. Oh hey there someone elses husband, I hope your wife doesn’t walk in on this. It is NOT what it looks like.
There should be some kind of marriage counseling book in the checkout line, just sayin’.
So this week I’m planing a SOLO IKEA trip because we’re moving in June and we need new furniture. Plus, I found this really sweet website that offers a ton of different color fabric slipcovers for IKEA sofas which is awesome because I get bored of things easily. Check it out…Bemz.com