For months I have been searching for a toddler bed I like. The majority of them are plastic things that I find revolting. I’m a furniture snob. I admit it.
I’ve searched the internets. We’ve visited many a furniture store in town. At long last I caved and said let’s go to the land of cheap furniture at even cheaper prices. Ikea. Lo and behold I found a bed. It was this awesome raised bed that you had to climb a ladder to get up into. But the coolest part was there was this fort thing underneath. Oh man the boy would love it. Only problem was at the time he couldn’t climb a ladder.
The trusty husband suggested a bed that was lower to the ground that had a frame above it. I poo-pooed it stating that it wasn’t nearly as cool as the fort bed. We agreed that we would wait until later.
So today we decided to revisit our local Ikea. You see… I did some internets looking and realized that the bed the trusty husband liked and the bed I liked were the exact same bed. It’s reversible. You start with it as a low bed and then as the child grows you flip it over to be the cool fort bed. 2 bed for the same price. And it’s a twin so we wouldn’t have to buy a special toddler bed. What could be better?
We get to the store. Hem and haw over the bed. Try to find a bed rail for said bed so rocking little boy doesn’t fall out. No such luck. Call SIL in California to see what bed rail she used for Bethany. Decide that yes! this bed will work. Ask less than helper chicky what aisle the bed is on… same less than helper chicky who was less than helpful with the bed rail situation.
“Oh, that bed is not in right now. They are reintroducing it in the fall.”
fan. fricken. tastic.
They are changing the blue color on the solid panels so therefore they aren’t selling this particular bed until sometime in the fall. What does sometime in the fall mean? Dunno. Maybe Ikea is run by the Russian government.