yesterday, taryn skipped her nap but we still decided to hit IKEA for a few new bookshelves for the playroom.
and then, our 11 year old pouted, our 3 year old ran around in circles and our 11 month old threw cheerios all over the floor. nice huh?
and then, we had dinner at IKEA after spending 1.5 hours debating bookcases for said playroom.
and then, we had to take taryn to wash her hands 3 times because she kept getting them dirty climbing on the floor.
the meatballs were good. teagan ate all of his.
and then, taryn sang THE SAME song 9,862 times in IKEA. everyone heard it. everyone. something about viking crossing the sea….you’d think I’d remember it word for word after 9,862 times. everyone in IKEA thought it was cute except for us.
and then, after almost 4 hours in IKEA, we left, just a little stressed. get out into the parking lot and try to shove all the bookcase boxes into our two vehicles. while Taryn sang about vikings crossing the sea. at the top of her lungs. i notice the veins on my husbands head starting to bulg.
and then, my cute husband hit his head ducking out of his tiny car.
and then, unable to listen to one more verse about vikings, he tried to get taryn out of the cart and into the car….only he pulled and pulled thinking her leg must be stuck. next thing you know, her white and shiney hiney is out for everyone to see. while pulling her out of the cart, her pants got stuck on the back of the seat, and well, let’s just say the moon was out.
and then, ty turned around and saw the shiney hiney and laughed so hard he walked right into the back of my suv while holding an ikea basket. the basket rammed right into his…well…uhm…shall we say….uhm….privates. he fell on the ground in pain, still laughing.
you’ve got the visual right….shiney hiney hanging out, cute husband laughing trying to get said shiney hiney covered up again, 11 year old on the ground clutching his privates and laughing hysterically, teagan, bright eyed, but exhausted and whining to get out of the cart….ok good.
and then, jase and i just laughed, marveling at why we ever even bother leaving the house. seriously.
and then, we notice the single guy with sports car next to us, staring in horror. i can only imagine what he was thinking. bet he’ll be single a bit longer.
just a normal evening with the stradtners.
it is not that often that stories told again make OTHERS laugh, but this one actually made me laugh out loud! Despite the pain, I am glad that the day ended in laughter:) What a hilarious story and a day I am sure you all will remember…and probably the guy in the sports car too! (I check out your blog as Emily Weaver Brown listed you on her’s, I’m friends with her)
I laughed out loud, too. Shiney hiney. Guy in sports car. Love it!
Darnit, he’s SO cute!
This made me laugh out loud. I had to read it to my husband and he laughed too. We have four, ages 6, 4, 2 and 5 mos and we totally understand!!!! been there! thanks for the laugh. glad you at least got the bookshelves. I still shudder when I think of our last trip to ikea to get bookshelves….im in no rush to go back!
oops. i mean to get beds. sleep deprived….
I just LOVE your family!!!!
LOL! Sounds like our shopping trips too!
what a hoot. i needed that this morning, lyndsay. thanks for sharing the hilarity with us!
Oh my. What a good laugh you just gave me. Thank you so much. I think I have tears… 🙂
OMG, absolutely cute and hilarious! Thanks for the humor. Oh, I’m just a lurker, who felt moved to reply after, oh I don’t know forever!
Beyond hysterical!!!!! My sister has 4 kids and their outings are very similar to this!!!
That is just too funny!! I love the way you tell the story. 🙂
Oh goodness! Hysterical! My husband and I just went to IKEA (left the kids with Grandma and Papa, though) and bought a bookshelf. We get home and my husband is feeling sick and he puts the bookshelf together wrong, with a rough edge toward the front. We can’t even take it apart or the damage will be worse. Sometimes you just can’t win. Been there, done that with the kiddos, too! Gotta love it!
Oh my…laughing, tears, you made my day! I can totally relate to this kind of trip to the store:)
Oh my, I can picture it now… Sounds like an interesting day, LOL!
Oh my gosh, just catching up on your blog. Laughing so hard all by myself. You guys crack me up!
I’m laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes! You have a way with words.