Friday, September 3, 2010

Funny Foto Friday: Ikea Trip

Last weekend, my wife and I went to IKEA looking for more baby crap that he isn’t even going to remember stuff for my baby boy’s room. For those of you who do not have an IKEA in your city, it is a huge Swedish Wal-mart that sells stuff for your house at crazy low prices. Most of the furniture you have to put together yourself and most of the household goods have names that include the letter o or a with the two dots above it. (Oom-latt!)

I decided that I would bring my camera to take pictures of all of the crazy things that people buy. Here is what I found:

First, I found this toddler’s towel. I LOVE the versions that are a duck (our baby already has the duck one). However, I can’t really figure out what the crap this animal is supposed to be? I think it is a mix between a parrot and a Muppet??? Probably one of those Yip Yip Yip aliens from Sesame Street with all of the tentacles.




Of course, being a kid at heart, I’m drawn to anything that either has bright colors or is shiny. As a result, I was immediately drawn to the “Lattsam”. I was VERY confused when I first saw these. I wasn’t sure if they were a hat or a doggie dish. Turns out, little kids use these for unspeakable acts – neither of which should go anywhere near your head or your pet’s mouth. I believe the term is “making a boom boom”.


Finally, while there, I found that the Swedes treat you like a KING. Even if that means that you have to create your cloak using two bathmats. I stood atop the hill, looked across my kingdom, and declared “Wow, that toilet bowl is pretty dirty…..is that a ring around the tub?”.



Happy Friday! (Don’t forget to enter my Chocolate #9 energy gel contest!!!)

21 comments:

RunningLaur said...

I've always wanted one of those white fake fur rugs - now that I can have a house anyway I want it, MAYBE I WILL.
I'm sure the baby would love crawling in one and thinking it's part polar bear.

C2Iowa said...

Holy Crap that is funny! Do you ever have a dull moment? I doubt it!!

Andrew Opala said...

those potties look like they're supposed to balance on a beam (or pipe or something) - I guess it's an important skill for the child to learn at that age

you are a good husband Adam - I cry when my wife tells me we are going to IKEA ... not tears of joy.

excellent that you found the "swedish chef" ... I'm beginning to appreciate the nuances of your humor

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Äll häïl thë Kïng!

Jill said...

King Adam reigns!!!

Luke said...

The towel things look like some kind of space pet that the coneheads would bring with them.

ShutUpandRun said...

I need to take one of those Latsams on my run so I don't do boom boom in my shorts. I loved shopping for baby crap. Now that i don't have babies anymore I'll have to shop for your little guy if that's okay.

Julie said...

Yes, you are a kid at heart:) Looks like a fun trip for baby stuff! I love the last picture of you....how and the hell can you still look like you are sixteen!?!

Have a wonderful weekend Adam!

Teamarcia said...

Really that's a potty? I too would have said dog dish...or something for the sandbox.
That 'cloak' you're wearing is my dog's favorite naptime rug. We call him King Carlo.

Laura said...

Too funny..the biggest fight the hubs and I ever had was putting together a book case from Ikea..it is still referenced to this day.

Jimmy @ Run, Jimmy, Run said...

There's only one thing that scares me more than having to slog through the rat maze that is IKEA...and that's that crazy-ass SWEDISH CHEF! That thing is just terrifying-looking!

Adrienne said...

Don't shop for baby stuff at Ikea. You need to go to Etsy and check out all the stuff there. Handmade cuteness for babes. Whenever I go to Ikea I think I'm going to find all this awesome stuff for cheap and then I leave with nothing. It's a tease!

Kiesha said...

That's one way to potty train a child. Get them a bright potty that can double as a fireman's hat then annoint them ruler of the throne after a job well done. ;)

Thanks for your stride-length comment over on my blog although it got me over-thinking! ;) I'm gonna go with shorter strides and hopefully my HR would dropped over time after some training.

Lisa said...

too funny! I love IKEA and want to go to get a few things for our new apt, but the place is so crazy it put hours. I admire you two for braving the world of IKEA! Maybe we could get through it if we founds such humor in it all!

Her Name is Rio said...

Thank you for allowing us in your presence King Adam!
(Actually, looks pretty cozy and cushy!)

Chris K said...

Another reference to having (or not having) a BM. Even while shopping at IKEA. Amazing.

Cynthia O'H said...

Love your humour in going to IKEA. I always turn into such a bear by the time I leave, and I don't need a bath mat to help me become one.

Chad said...

Moisten binks pulling distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

Laura said...

The first time I saw the pic of the yip yip yips in your post, I hadn't scrolled all the way down and I thought that WAS the towel. Because really, I think they'd work pretty well for around-the-house chores.

As for that sheep blanket thing, I actually had one of those growing up that my parents had brought back from Iceland - my mom used to put it down when I was a baby for me to lay on when were in the living room or something. I have a TON of pictures of me as an infant on it! Now that makes me want to go to Ikea and get one for old times' sake. I definitely will whenever I have a kid.

EricaH said...

I think you enjoy baby shopping way more than you let on. didn't even know ikea carried baby stuff for the price for the Lattsam you could go ahead and get on for a hat, dog dish and "boom boom" just don't mix them up. :)

Lastly I think you could earn yourself a spot on project runway with that bathrug cloak.

Jamoosh said...

If you position those bath mats appropriately you can be in a Capital One commercial - what's in your wallet...