Friday, August 7, 2009

The reason I hope that Ikea doesn't have security cameras pointed at the escalator

The kids have been wanting to go to Ikea for the last few weeks. Especially Max. He LOVES to go to Ikea. (this may or may not have something to do with their fresh cinnamon rolls......)
Today I realized that there were a few things that I wanted to buy from there, so we all piled into the car and headed to Ikea.

We got an AMAZING parking place. Right up close. (this has absolutely nothing to do with my story, it's just that I rarely get a decent parking place, and I was really excited about this)

As we were walking into Ikea, Max got excited, because he realized that he would get to RIDE THE ESCALATOR!

We got on the escalator without incident. Of course, Max had a grip on my hand, but other than that, he did pretty well getting on.

Halfway up my phone started ringing. I briefly let go of Max's hand to get my phone out of my pocket and Max panicked. He started screaming "HOLD MY HAND! HOLD MY HAND! DON'T LET GO! COME ON! COME ON! COME ON!!!
I nearly dropped the phone as he was grabbing onto my hand with both of his hands. I transferred the phone to my other hand so I could hold on to Max's hand and then he saw the top of the escalator approaching and.......

"PICK ME UP! PICK ME UP! PICK ME UP! PICK ME UP!!!
COME ON! PICK. ME. UUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!!"


Then he grabbed the front of my shirt, lifted his legs off the escalator and hung there, pulling my shirt way down and...........


Yes, I might have sort of flashed a group of people standing at the top of the escalator.


Seriously, does anyone know if Ikea has a security camera pointed at the escalator? I'm really worried that this is going to end up on YouTube.

18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

An everyday occurance for me.

I am strangely hungry for some meatballs right now.

val of the south said...

If it makes it on you tube I'll be sure and post it on my blog. Seriously, I'd do that for you :)

Bonnie the Boss said...

Therr have been many a near fladshing caused by my children! I can just see him climbing you. Oh well, I am sure no one noticed.

M-Cat said...

LOVE IT! I was flashing people left and right yesterday at Lagoon when Sissy insisted on being "hugged". Good.Times.

And if it makes it on YouTube, it will be marked as a favorite of mine! : )

Staci K. said...

HAHA!! Love it. My 17yo daughter STILL gets freaked out by escalators.

Me said...

I flash people pretty regularly (thanks to my kids)...I try to make sure my bra is way cute :-)
What I hate is when my little one likes to show everyone my belly button...I would much rather show off my bra then my poor tummy :-(
(The twins where not kind to the tummy)I dont know why my kids have to show off everything under my shirt..What I am trying to say..Is..I know what it is like :-)
love ya!

Annette Lyon said...

I'm guessing no. But just for your sake, because I'm laughing. I really have no idea.

Chief said...

Maybe there was some poor old man who needed a bit of a pick me up!

utmomof 5 said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That was you!!

Hee Hee just kidding :P

Jillene said...

hehe!! That has SO happened to me--on more than one occasion.

You gotta love the cinnamon rolls!! Mmmmmmmmm!!

Jessica G. said...

Forget YouTube! I'm hoping to catch the action on a tv show the specializes in showing security camera footage! Don't worry...they'll put a black bar over your eyes to protect your identity.

Karen said...

Perhaps IKEA should pay YOU for advertising if they show your video on Utube. It could be a whole new career for you.

amelia said...

I AM DYING. Oh this is funny/mortifying.

JustRandi said...

Wait, that was you? I could have sworn I saw this exact you-tube video the other day!

susana said...
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rychelle said...

don't worry about you tube, think about the next ikea company picnick.

Melvin said...
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