Why are you so far away?
I thought that visiting once a year would be enough, but it's not.
I miss your meatballs.
And french fries.
I miss your holiday decorations. Oh, those gorgeous decorations!
And wrapping paper.
I miss wandering your aisles for hours on end.
I miss your fabric.
And not being able to just go buy this:
since we're getting serious about this home school stuff.
I miss your fun toys.
And dropping off my child so I can shop in peace.
I miss sleek, streamlined furniture in abundance.
And all your crazy Swedish names.
I miss your food market where I can buy hazelnut chocolate and lingonberries.
I miss all your kitchen gadgets.
I miss everything about you, you wonderful, magical place.
Someday we will live close together, hopefully even neighbors.
But until then I will dream of you and make lists for that happy day when we are reunited.
an obsessed IKEA fanatic