Eric, my scrumdidliumptious husband, and I have moved! (Wedding pictures link on the previous post!)
And because we are young and hip and totally with it, a move of course can only mean one thing…
A trip to IKEA!
We should have unpacked, we should have organized and measured and planned, but no, I didn’t want to sort my winter running clothes from my summer running clothes, I wanted to go to Ikea. Eric PUHLEEEASEEEEE can we go to Ikea! Please! Please!
This was our first trip to Ikea as a married couple. We need a couch! We need a rug! We need a desk! We need (well, I think we need) a bed frame! Chairs, trashcans, nightstands! Buy buy buy!
Ikea could not be more perfect for Utah. Thousands of young marrieds and coeds, in need of reasonably priced socially acceptable home goods and décor. It’s understated, it’s sleek, it’s so fashionably DIY. When Ikea opened the whole Wasatch collectively FREAKED OUT. Joel Baer even got a job there!
And so last night the blissful little newlyweds hit up the “Family Restroom” (we looove family restrooms) and then strutted confidently and excitedly onto the main floor of Ikea with lofty hopes of furnishing our love nest.
After 3 serious “relationship” conversations (thankfully they have lots of comfortable seating) 2.5 hours of wandering around and stopping to have serious relationship conversations, and 1 serious budget negotiation, we left Ikea with two serious hanging closet organizers “SKUBBs” and this question:
“How many divorces has IKEA caused?”
Thankfully OUR love, mine and Eric’s, is strong and determined, and bolstered by “Men are From Mars and Women are from Venus,” “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” and “10 Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationship.”
But how many others have drowned in the stormy seas of Ikea?
By the time we got to the checkout we were making out and smiling again, but I noticed a crossed arm wife, shaking her head at her disgruntled husband, as she said, with gritted teeth, “We need four…not TWO!”
And so I issue a caution about the bright blue building off of I-15 that calls to all: beware, Beware, BEWARE!