We got off to a rough start, as it usually goes when trying to get all four of us out of the house. It was made a little more challenging when you factor in packing for overnight stays and the fact that Adele was up all night. I think my husband and I averaged about three hours of sleep apiece. I told Chris it was because she knew we were going somewhere and wanted to punish us, but in reality it was those teeth. Those damn teeth. It seems to be never ending. Sebastian wasn’t bothered all that much by his teeth, or at least not to this extent. There were moments, but it wasn’t like the full-on onslaught from poor Adele.
|Mecca for all all of your Scandinavian needs.|
|Wine. Good stuff.|
But I did relax and Chris and I had a good time on the drive talking and listening to music we're not allowed to listen to when the kids are in the car (Amy Winehouse, I'm looking at you). Once we got to Ikea I was ready to go. We ate some lunch in the cafeteria, then hit it hard. Christopher’s not quite the marathon shopper I am, but we got through it, and we were both pretty much dead on our feet by the end of the 4 hour trip in the store. (It’s HUGE!)
We went to Jungle Jim's, an international food store close by, but by the time we made it through the door we weren’t really into it. We got a bunch of wine and some sushi and olives to hold us over until dinner, then went to the hotel.
|We hardly ever look this nice.|
The bottle of wine we ordered was kicking in by the time we got our food, so I was feeling pretty good. The waiter was exceptionally friendly, and when he found out it was our anniversary he brought us champagne on the house. I thought that was a nice touch.
We went out to explore the city a little the next morning, which was nothing like what I thought it was. It was such a sweet, clean place. It was big enough, but not too big, and everyone, everyone we encountered was super nice. We walked to a butcher’s and bought some meat to take home, then went back and packed up for the drive.
It was such a nice break, and nice to shake off ‘Mama Mode’ for once. It’s so hard for me to shut it off, because it’s such a huge part of who I am now, but so nice to do it sometimes, to be like who I was before the babes were born.
And I even kind of missed the little terrors.