... or, "Devinne Intervention"
... or, "I'm just going to IKEA to get a Picture Frame" (honest, thats what she said!)
... really, there are many things I could have called this post.
*ring* *ring* *ring*
Voice: Hey, it's *KeRRSSCCCHHH* and I'm [silence] IKEA *HISSSSSSSSSSSS*! Can you [silence] think *KEEEEEEEECCCCCC*
Voice: *SSSSSSsssshhhhhEEEEEEEEE* th [silence] a thi [silence] exactly wa [silence]
Me: Your cell phone is breaking up!
Voice: ..... [disconnected]
Me: Argh! Kids your mother drives me nuts some times!
Son#1: Huh? Whats up Dad?
Me: Hold on... I've got to send an email to your Mother.
Son#1: Are we not going straight home?
Me: No, after we get your brother from Karate, we gotta goto Ikea.
Son#1: Ikea? Why?
Me: Oh, your Mother found a couch there... and she wants me to come with the credit card to buy it.
Son#1: You got all that from the broken phone call?
Me: No. No I didn't son. I got all that from 5 years of dating... 13 years of marriage... and 33 years of understanding when things are going wrong for me.
Son#1: What are you saying in your email?
Me: Huh? Oh. Uh - "Bad receiption. Got your message. Enroute with Credit Card."
See, we got a new family member this weekend! Yes. While some people are out there, adopting new children, we got a couch! Its a step below getting a puppy. But never the less, it extends our family.
|Dragging the new Couch through IKEA|
My lovely wife would say:
- We need a new couch because the old one was no good any more!
My children would say:
- We didn't really need a new couch... the old one was better for jumping on.
I might say:
- Because we ALMOST had enough spare money to buy a Stereo System! *siiigh*
So we arrive at Ikea!
|The kids enjoy the ride on the couch|
Me: I know you.
Wife: Look at this couch! Isn't it GREAT!
Wife: And ISN'T it EXACTALY what I've been looking for?!
Wife: And isn't it a GREAT price!
Wife: And won't it just make our house complete!
Wife: Did you ever think we would REALLY find a couch!?
Me: Oh, I'm pretty sure ...
Wife: And look at the colour!
Me: ... that it dosnt ...
Wife: Do you think it will go with out blue?!
Me: ... what I say...
Wife: Here! Hold this?! *hands me a blue toilet brush* Its about the same blue as our accent colours!
Me: ... or what I do...
Wife: Oh, and I've been sitting on it for an HOUR waiting for you so no one would buy it!
Me: ... I'm pretty sure we're getting the couch.
Wife: Oh I'm SO glad you love it to!
Wife: And you have to carry it though the whole store.
Wife: Yea, its on clearance. So they won't carry it out for us.
Me: But its on DISPLAY in the middle of the store?! You can barely WALK though here... and you want me to carry it to the check outs?!
Wife: Don't worry! I'll get two trolly's!
Me: Yes son...
Son#1: What just happened there?
Me: We just bought a couch.
Son#1: Huh. Interesting. Did we save up money to buy it.
Son#1: So how are we going to pay for it?
Me: Overtime kid... overtime....
Wife: Did I mention it was 30% off?!
Me: Yea, on the phone.
Wife: Isn't this perfect! I mean, WHAT would be the chances that I could have the van, at IKEA, and find a couch on sale... that we LIKED! I don't want to call it a "sign", like "Devinne intervention", but thats a pretty big coincidence!
Me: Sooooo... the next time I have the Van, at Future Shop, and I see a 50" TV on Sale for 30% off ...
Wife: You are such a moron.
Me: ... right.
So we get the couch on the two trolly's and drag it though the store, pay for it, drag it home, get it all set up... and yes... it makes a LOVELY addition to our family!
|The new Addition to our Family in its natural habitat|
However, here is a list of other additions to the house we are currently working on:
- new deck (we're currently tearing the old one down)
- new en-suite bathroom
- re-do our main bathroom
- add a new bedroom
- convert the basement room into a living area for the boys
I guess all things considered, I got off easy having her just find a couch! :-)