Hmm, how long before one of the kids takes our bedroom and we end up in the box room? – me to Mark
When you’re shopping for furniture, what are you thinking about? For me, apart from wondering how much I can afford, how long the kids are going to behave for and how soon I can get a cup of tea, I’m thinking about two things: will the furniture fit into our lives now, and will it fit into our lives in the future?
And it’s really hard to imagine how our life will change as the kids grow and our needs as a family change with them. I’m guessing it will mean a need for more space eventually as we’re already fighting over the bathroom in the morning and they’re only 6 and 2!
Well, I guess I’m not the only one who faces these questions, as IKEA has been helping couples gaze into their futures with the aid of world-famous hypnotist Justin Tranz.
In an ordinary store, Justin and IKEA worked together to let young couples experience their future in a fascinating time travel experiment, putting them into a deep trance before giving them a taste of potential life-changing events that lie ahead – from celebrating a birthday for their imaginary 6-year old daughter, to an awkward meeting years later in the bathroom with the same daughter’s future boyfriend.
Whether you believe in the power of hypnotism or not, I think it’s fair to say that the video really gets you thinking about how your life might change in the coming years and how you might adapt. One thing’s for sure, I’m hoping Miss J will still be a lot more polite than the girl in the video!
What future do you imagine?
This is a commissioned post for IKEA. Images and video via IKEA.