Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Ice Cream Man

Leslie has just informed me that the Ice Cream Man is approaching. This event produces panic of a severe and wonderful nature, for all my children know that mommy hates the ice cream man! He might as well be the boogey man. I don't trust a vehicle, circling my neighborhood slowly, playing the most obstreperous music! I am always sure that he is casing the joint, might be a molester, or just a weirdo, or someone who might run off with my children. This is a person who makes a living taking money from children, you know. At any rate, though I do not know him/her I am prejudiced against the person behind that wheel.

My kids love this. It means that I try REALLY HARD to keep my freezer stocked with ice cream and otter pops during the ice cream man season. They know the deal is that they can have something from my stash when they hear the music coming. They have developed this crazy ritual where they all sit out front with their popsicles and wave and grin while he drives by. I am making my children nuts! Someday they will rebel and buy $2 popsicles just to show me. That will be ok. It is cheaper therapy than they will need to deal with some of my other quirks. :)

5 comments:

Nanette said...

Nice use of the word, "obstreperous."
I too think this man is creepy and not ok. Who knows how old those treats are?

Natalie said...

I think the crowd of children on the front lawn waving is very funny! I don't even know that I have ever heard the word "obstreperous" and I have no idea what it means?? I do know that if I had an ice cream man he would be making big bucks at my house because I am always doing late night blizzard runs.:)

Becky said...

is duboise full of creepy old men playing music to entice little children to take treats from them for money???
just checking.

Kim Nordyke Mack said...

Wow, Jenny. I had to look up "obstreperous". I don't usually have to look up words ...

I think you're a joy. :) And not just cuz you use great words.

AmyJo Denise said...

That is such a good idea...and funny too! it definitely makes me smile...ha ha! I am going to do this when I have kids!