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The Good Times–Summer Time

Our air conditioner went out last week. It brought back memories of our first year of marriage when we could hardly afford to keep our air conditioner on during the hot summers… Or our second year of marriage when we lived in student housing where there was no A.C. Fortunately, we can now afford to cool our home but we now had to deal with a broken A.C.!

We escaped our house with the trapped, sauna-like heat in exchange for the blazing heat outside when we took our dog for a walk. That’s when I heard a beautiful sound that reminded me of my childhood–and the feeling of urgency rushing through my veins. I almost dropped the leash and darted in the street as I would have done when I was a kid–But then I remembered where I was, and who I was. I am not a 7-year old, drolling after the sound of the ice-cream man. No–I was a 23-year-old drooling after the sound of the ice cream man!

My husband didn’t let me give in to my childish desires. He instead, promised we could go to Sonic’s happy hour and get a limeade after our walk. That quenched my thirst and cooled me down for awhile. But that night when we were getting snug (but not too snug, cause it was hot!) on our couch downstairs–Where we has been sleeping the last few nights–the fan blowing in our faces to keep us somewhat cool, we couldn’t take it anymore… We decided to go out for a late night run for what else?–Ice cream.

I’m not a big ice cream eater (I know, how am I human?!). In fact, I’m really picky about the kind of ice cream I eat. If it’s in a tub, I only like a little bit of vanilla or cookie dough ice cream. So when we decided to stock up, I got boxes and boxes of fruit popsicles and drumsticks. Yum! I was also debating adding a box of those dove bars… Oooh, and the ice cream sandwitches, snickers ice cream– Choco Taco!? YUM! But I knew I couldn’t–Wouldn’t eat it all so I stopped after the fruit bars and drumsticks.As we laid on our couch that night slurping on our dessert I couldn’t help but wonder what it will be like when we have a messy mini-us joining in on our fun. Will we wake him up at night to make the emergency run for ice cream? Or will we sacrifice our cravings to leave him asleep? When will he all to too be excited to chase into a busy street after the ice cream man?
Sometimes I think I’m still a kid–How can I raise one myself? But then I think again, and realize how fun it will be to grow up together.
This post was inspired by Danielle‘s Fabulous Friday’s. “Fabulous Summer Treats.” Do you have a favorite summer treat? Did you or do your kids risk their lives chasing after the ice cream man? I’d love to know I’m not alone!

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Danielle says:

Thanks for playing along and for the shout out 🙂 I’m not really an ice cream eater either, but I LOVE a good popsicle 🙂

Ok…you’re emotional and chasing ice cream trucks…whens the last time you took a prego test??? LOL!!!
Cute Post! I’ve actually gone against all my early child rearing plans of fresh fruit and veggies and have given into the nightly ritual of Ice Cream OR Popsicles! I just want her to eat…period! I think part of the terrible 2’s include picky eating!
Have a GREAT weekend!
XOXO,
Kristen

Steph. says:

I’m having a Sonics Strawberry slushie right now. I love Sonics. I can’t say the same about Ice Cream though. I LOOOOVE Ben & Jerry’s, so yummy!

Darcel says:

Hubby picked up some ice cream this evening. We had 3 different trucks that came around. I’m going to pick something out and enjoy right now 🙂

I love this post, because I think about that ALL the time. Except in a different way. My husband and I are good about up and leaving for a getaway at the last minute for a weekend. Will we be able to do that when we have a newborn? No probably not, but will I do it with a 6-7 month old probably lol! Of course my mom said that she would watch the baby ANYTIME for as long as we like! Can you tell she wants a grandchild! By the way still so envious of your blog! Your such an awesome blogger and I looke forward to reading your posts everyday!

We have a lot in common! I was SOOOO close to posting about the ice-cream man (also a daily treat since he visits the pool at least 2 times a day) and totally forgot to mention my Cherry-Limeade Obsession! Love ’em! Happy Summer to you!

Jennifer says:

Love love love Sonic! It made our move to TX that much easier!

Ice cream truck, where!!!!

I grew up in the Dominican Republic. We were very poor, so we couldn’t afford that much ice cream. But at least one Sunday a month my mom would put some money together for this purpose and the fun began. Mind you, we didn’t live near any main road, so we would walk a couple of miles–happy beyond believe–to wait for the ice cream truck. If we heard the music before we reached the main road, we would run to it–fast.

We would by one ice cream cone–all we could afford at the time. My older brother would eat from it first, then he would give it to his baby sister–he always let me have more than half… Oh, now I got all emotional thinking about the good old times. I’m going to call my bro…

This was a wonderful story.

I’m telling you, I think the excitement affected my spelling. Do overlook my spelling ‘horrors’! My mind is fuzzy with ice cream thoughts.

Octamom says:

So hoping your ac is back up and running! It’s waaaayyyyyy too hot around here to be without!

Blessings!

Shauna says:

Love it! Hey woman! I miss you! Hope you are doing well! ♥ HUGS ♥

Jessica says:

I must admit that I’ve never run after an ice cream truck, but I’m only 20…so maybe in 3 years I will be doing that! 🙂

My latest addiction is hot fudge sundaes. Oh.my.gosh. I can’t get enough!!!

FranticMommy says:

Even in our tiny little community we have an Ice Cream Man. His name is Mike and he’s one cool cat. He only comes around when it’s above 60 degrees.It’s June 13 and we are FINALLY having “Ice Cream man days”! Welcome to Minnesota! Have a bite for me!

Our next-door neighbors have two small children who love ice cream and who would bug their parents every time the ice cream truck drove down the street…until the parents told the kids that it’s a taco truck. Now the kids get much less excited when they hear that familiar tune!

Jenn says:

What a great story! Thanks for stopping by my blog – I always love meeting Jenn’s (you know…with 2 n’s). We are rare! You must be really cool! 🙂

Dorkys Ramos says:

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours looks so cute 🙂

After reading your post I have this major craving for a popsicle. I used to love ice cream, but since becoming lactose intolerant a few years ago I’ve given it up. Luckily I can still eat my fave flavor: haagen dazs mango sorbet. There is nothing like it!

And the ice cream man around here has been working hard since January/February. Not even kidding. The economy is rough!

Ashley says:

I still feel like a kid and my kid is 2 years old! Who wants to be an adult all the time anyways 😉

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love yours! Such a cute and unique idea!

Ashley

Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog is cute too. I wish we had Sonic here. They always show commercials here for their yummy treats & we don’t even have 1 near us.

Lyndsey says:

LOL! We still go out for those late-night runs! I don’t think the baby really minds…we all end up happier 🙂

mommy4life says:

From a mom of four – sometimes you will wake the kiddos up for the ice cream run, sometimes one of you will go get it and bring it home. Actually, we usually wait until the kiddos are in bed, so we don’t have to share! JK – at least a little….

Execumama says:

Just great! Why’d you have to remind me about Sonic. There are like 5 of those bad boys close to my house, and I avoid them like the plague! So deliciously sugary and yummy and cheap and flavorful and…darn, I think I’ll head there tomorrow *sigh*

MOMSWEB says:

Have you visited dirtydiaperlaundry.com? I thought of you as I perused their site (smile).

Kimberley says:

OK – I wrote a comment, and blogger ate it 🙁 *pout*

I love love love LOVE your blog.
YOu are just going to be an awesome Mama, you’re putting in so much preparation, and your baby-to-be is going to be very lucky indeed.

The road to becoming a parent, is the most amazing, overwhelming, emotional journey – probably {definitely} the most fulfilling thing a woman can ever do! (in my opinion)

Wishing you all the best of luck when you decide to start the trying to conceive process.
🙂

You will 100% of the time let baby sleep and send husband for ice cream. Waking a sleeping baby is a cardinal sin; even for ice cream:) Thanks for the compliment on my boys. I wouldn’t mind working out a time share program wherein you get all three of them for the duration of the summer. Shoot me an email; we’ll work it out! Oh, and hears about the blog rolling thing… any chance you want to let me sit on your lap?

Melissa says:

Oh, how I love happy hour. I’m totally in love with crushed ice…that makes Sonic the best. Love your blog! I’m glad I found it 🙂

I LOVE sonic’s happy hour. Holy Cow; a big ass slushy for a little over a buck. Tie me up and call me tuesday. And ice cream? well there’s no telling what I might do in this summer, 80% humidity heat, for a good ol fashioned cool down!

Marly says:

I still go out for late ice cream runs, or at least my husband does. He just takes his cell phone and we discuss what we want. Its ok to both not have to go. That way, I don’t have to get dressed again! I’ve sent him to KFC for potato and gravy runs too. When the kids get older, you can certainly run off again. Having kids isn’t the end.

Molly says:

Sonic Happy Hour and Choco taco…delish!

Sarah says:

Stopping by from SITS. The documentary you said you watched, was it “The business of Being Born?” I saw that a few months ago…VERY good I thought. Also, in regards to your previous post, I WORRY weekly about having fertility problems (31, no kids, not married but getting there I think). I am so glad to know that I am not the only one…people think I’m crazy and say things like “Oh, come on…don’t worry about that!” I will send some baby vibes your way if you return the favor when I’m ready 🙂

Casey says:

First of all, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I truly appreciated it!

Second, your blog is adorable and I love it

Thirdly, I love your post. It was so cute and I can totally relate! I have to say I am not a big ice cream person either and one of the only ice cream flavors I will eat is cookie dough! I have to say that I sometimes miss those late night get aways to satisfy cravings. With four kids now there is no way we are leaving the house!

Jennifer says:

Ice cream truck music sure can bring back childhood memories! I love the blue coconut drink they have at Sonic. I passed on a blog award to you on my blog. Pass it on if you want too but don’t feel obligated. Have a nice day!

Reviewer11 says:

OOh ice cream **Drooling 😛

Have a terrific week, from a fellow SITSsta. 😀

Trish says:

I love ice cream…it is a food group in our house…..YUMMY

Sorry about the bum AC…that sucks!

Okay woman, being pregnant, summer, and seeing alllll those wonderful frozen treats isn’t helping me! Hahaha. I’ll try to be good and not run to the freezer. Oh, it is only 9:30 am. Oopps. I forgot to tell you that I saw your video clip on the other blog and LOVED it!! So cute! Congrats on winning!
BTW, what station do you work for? I used to live in Austin and now my sister does, so I’ll have to ask her if she’s spotted you 🙂 Have a great week.

Heather says:

Ah, yes, ice cream – such a treat and an instant flashback to when I was a kid. I have a 9 month old now, and we struggle with when can we introduce it to her. We are so eager to let her get messy with chocolate and all the goodies, but have only really put a sugar free popsicle in front of her that she decided was fun to ‘squish’. So much fun.

I love the noise/songs the ice cream trucks makes. It’s n our neighborhood all the time and although I’ve never stopped him to buy ice cream, it always makes me smile– Then I head for the fridge and get a pint of Hagen Daaz 🙂 Nice to meet you. I just stopped by from Goats in the Garden. I’ll be back again soon.

I’m very particular about ice cream as well. Don’t worry about being a kid raising a kid. I’m raising two. It’s actually quite fun cause you can still relate, but also have to be a parent at the same time. I so enjoy it!!!!

Amanda Stock says:

You are so cute!! I love your blog. I am adding you to my blog list.

Mel says:

I love this post….thank you for visiting!:) I have one thing to say though….when it comes time for that late night ice cream run, and your “mini-us” is sleeping, you’ll choose sleep.:)LOL Trust me! Sleep is a friend then….:) Definitely following your blog. Love it.

Thanks for swinging by my blog! It’s always great to see a new face 🙂

On topic, ice cream is very serious business for me! I will fight you for ice cream. I can not even begin to imagine it not being one of my favorite foods. I can eat ice cream any time of day too. I don’t get it often, but when I do, I will eat it ALL. That’s why it’s never in my house! Ha! 🙂

Amanda Stock says:

You are so cute!! I love your blog. I am adding you to my blog list.

I’m very particular about ice cream as well. Don’t worry about being a kid raising a kid. I’m raising two. It’s actually quite fun cause you can still relate, but also have to be a parent at the same time. I so enjoy it!!!!

Dorkys Ramos says:

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours looks so cute 🙂

After reading your post I have this major craving for a popsicle. I used to love ice cream, but since becoming lactose intolerant a few years ago I’ve given it up. Luckily I can still eat my fave flavor: haagen dazs mango sorbet. There is nothing like it!

And the ice cream man around here has been working hard since January/February. Not even kidding. The economy is rough!

mommy4life says:

From a mom of four – sometimes you will wake the kiddos up for the ice cream run, sometimes one of you will go get it and bring it home. Actually, we usually wait until the kiddos are in bed, so we don’t have to share! JK – at least a little….

Ok…you’re emotional and chasing ice cream trucks…whens the last time you took a prego test??? LOL!!!
Cute Post! I’ve actually gone against all my early child rearing plans of fresh fruit and veggies and have given into the nightly ritual of Ice Cream OR Popsicles! I just want her to eat…period! I think part of the terrible 2’s include picky eating!
Have a GREAT weekend!
XOXO,
Kristen

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