I feel so proud today. Like a proud parent.
I took my Mom and Bob to their first trip to IKEA. Well that's all Bob thought it was. A trip to just another store. Until halfway through the store, when we stopped for lunch...we had already been there for about 2 hours.
I really hadn't briefed anyone beforehand regarding what they were in for. Mainly because I didn't realize neither of them had ever been there. Anyway... lunch... Lunch was a pitstop....a quick break to rest our feet and get some food and drink for renewed energy. Haha! Talk at lunch was how surprised they were that some things were nicely made (from a contractors perspective, apparently), how cheap some things were, and how they had no idea what they were in for...they thought it was just a store. My response...nope, IKEA is an experience.
I have never been to IKEA for less than 3 hours. Andy and I planned babysitters before so we could spend hours in IKEA. I'm sure if we lived closer to IKEA our trips could be quicker. I wouldn't even know what a 1/2 hr stop there would look like! How would you decide where to start, how would just choose what to look at, how would choose what NOT to look at?! These sound like really difficult decisions. So for me, I prefer my 3 hour plus IKEA excursions. I just know I can't go there without my ADHD medication!! Lol!