Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ikea: Not Just For Swedish Meatballs

Have you ever been to an Ikea store? Ikea is humongous. It is a giant warehouse and show room. Everything Ikea sells is set up in staged rooms. There are hundreds of rooms to walk in and view. It is like going to a real estate open house. Everything from real clothes in the closets and dishes on the dinning room table. Bedrooms,living rooms,bathrooms,children's rooms and kitchens in every style abound.  Ikea even has it's own cafeteria because when you visit an Ikea it takes so long to see everything that you a bound to get hungry. I recommend their Swedish meatballs.

My friends and I go to Ikea sometimes to shop. Other times we go to Ikea to play. Here is what we play. We play Hide and Go Seek. Yes the favorite children's game is what we play. With Ikea having all those rooms set up like many different houses we never run out of places to hide. I once cramped myself into a coat closet. You should see the looks of surprise on peoples faces when they accidentally stumble upon someone hidden in a bed or under a dinning room table. Yeah, I know that I am an adult but I suffer from a rare disease. Peter Pan Syndrome.


  1. You're right and I love this idea. Have to say I've never thought of hide & seek in Ikea. Glad this shop wasn't around when my daughter was little, she'd have been in her element, she hid from me at every opportunity in shops. My favourite thing is to try to find the shortcuts, they hide them away so you have to do the full 50 mile circuit! You could train for marathons in there in bad weather. No point in going there unless you have at least 4 hours to spare.

    I do like their salmon, not being a meat eater, but their coffee is total pants. Happy New Year!

  2. Winifred~ Great idea about circuit training,too bad my Ikea is a long drive to reach. I will have to try the salmon next time.My kids use to hide in the clothing racks, back before you had to keep such a close eye on them, We had more freedom and less worries as kids.