Today I went with my son to Ikea, the plan being to have lunch, he would get to play in the play area while I looked for inspiration for our kitchen makeover, then we would come home.
However the much anticipated play in the play area did not happen. It temporarily closed for staff training, and never actually opened while we were there.
So instead my son and I had the joy of shopping together. We both survived, however the purchase of a new red bin for his bedroom and the promise of the 35 pence ice cream at the end softened his disappointment.
It was worth every penny!