A new Summer tradition has developed in our family, off the back of baby girl’s newly acquired addiction…
That is, ice cream.
She will be half-way through her dinner when she will turn to either Hubbie or myself, and say something along the lines of “Me finish ALL my dinner – then please have ice cream, PLEASE?!?!?!”
She will be in our faces, tone pleading, eyes squinty, hands clasped together in prayer mode, and there is NO WAY you can ignore her.
I have no issue with her getting a treat after she has eaten her food, fine.
But she is doing this every night.
I figure because she does eat the food in all her meals, she is allowed to then receive a treat, and I let her know this too – no eaten dinner, no treat!
Tonight’s request was made harder to ignore, because I suddenly remembered I needed something urgently at the shops… so we all headed down there after dinner, and soon ALL 3 of us were standing and staring through the glass windows of the frozen aisle.
Hubbie picked the classic Magnum Almond…
I picked the exciting small tub of Arnott’s Caramel Crowns…
and baby girl picked the Paw Patrol chocolate and vanilla ice cream
And then we went home to do what we do so often after dinner. Sit out the front of the house and enjoy.
And you know what, it is a nice thing to do. We’re taking all of 5-10 minutes out of the busy evenings to just sit, be peaceful, watch the dog-walkers go by, the sunset fade into the horizon, and the mozzies start to hover perilously close… just enough time to forget about the dishes waiting for us in the sink, to forget about the house we have to tidy, to forget the baths, the showers, the getting ready for the next day, for EVERYTHING.
And it all comes down to ice cream.
We’ll enjoy it while the Season lasts.