Mystery Solved Thanks to IKEA
Last week we went to DC for a brief trip to visit the Spanish Ambassador’s house. It was a wonderful trip sorely lacking in pictures! But we do have a menu from the evening. I’ll try to share that soon.
Anyway, as we passed Potomac Mills on 95, I had an aha moment. We could stop for an hour (yeah, right!) on the way home and that would save me a full day from driving to Charlotte. I wanted to buy a shelf for the baby’s room and this play mat. I’m fully expecting that Lucy will spend some time driving her three cars around the little world. And that our car collection will grow exponentially over the next few years.
While this play mat is far from comfortable, I do love the color palette and this is what I’m using for the room. Teal and gray with yellow, green and red accents. I was excited to see the teal velvet pillows at IKEA. So I did veer off list, but I think that is always expected.
The biggest surprise was this spontaneous purchase. It is a little toy bar for the baby to lay under and kick. I had a floral Skip Hop play yard I wanted to replace with either the owl or farm theme. But then I saw this and thought, well it’s smaller, less than half price and less plasticky than a new play yard. So we bought it. Plus it is very easy to trade out the toys. Granted most of my toys will be in his face, but we will just ignore that for now.
When we arrived home, Henry skipped dinner to unload and unpack (because that is how he is.) When I returned from meeting my parents to eat and pick up Lucy, Henry said, “I want you to look at the name on the box of the toy.”
So… I’ve been wondering how to spell the name of Lucy’s imaginary babysitter for some time now. Nope, we didn’t buy anything named Luko. But several days later, I took a massive pile of recycling downstairs. One lone piece of paper fell face up along the way. You guessed it.
Leka, do you have something to say? Are you looking forward to a second child to babysit?