playworthy toy box, courtesy of Ikea

16 Mar

The weather was bad again today here in the NY area, so Fionn and I did what we often do in these circumstances.  We rented a Zipcar and went to Ikea.

I’m a first time mom, so I’m not yet intimately familiar with the phenomenon of retail temper tantrums.  But there’s some teething going on, so we got to share the pleasure of whimpering, complaining, writhing and full-on GETMEOUTOFTHISSTROLLERNOW shrieking.

But as always, I don’t feel like it’s been a productive Ikea trip unless I bring back at least one item that’s a little too big to carry.

Ikea Minnen toy box, $15

This morning’s Yo Gabba Gabba was all about dressing up, and in the first scene they all take goofy hats out of their big treasure chest toy box (as in this recent ‘Pirate’ post).  Maybe I had toy boxes on the brain, but when I saw this I had to get it.  It’s a typical Ikea nylon pop-it-up-and-fasten-the-velcro jobbie, but the details make it so darn cute.  I’ve already filled it with random blankets, the Ergo carrier, and other things I want off the nursery floor and put away.

And as is so often the case, Fionn fell asleep in the car on the way home.

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