Monday, March 29, 2010

The Ice Cream Truck!

Last week, I heard the distant, warbling sound of "It's a Small World" a few blocks away. The ice cream truck! Like all the 9- year-olds on our street, I ran inside to get money and help flag it down. I was so excited to introduce Madeline to one of those wonderful things that will forever represent the simplicity of childhood -- hot days, sticky fingers, bike riding and ice cream dripping down your wrist.

Our ice cream man's name is Chuck. You know you're not 9 anymore when instead of asking you what flavor you want, the driver gives you his business card. Anyway, Madeline chose a strawberry shortcake bar. Charlie took one look at his cool big sister and insisted on having something too (but he won't know for a while that his popsicle comes out of our kitchen freezer).

And now, I'm not the only one who recognizes the wonderful warped sound of happiness on wheels.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Yay the ice cream truck! I am however a little worried about the Schwann Man's first visit. Hopefully Mads and Charlie don't terrorize that poor guy the way you, Molls and I did. "Mollie loves the Schwann Man!".......

The Brown Family said...

LOVE the ice cream truck! How fun! I hope he comes by all summer.

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Johanna said...

LOVE the ice cream truck! Aren't you glad it's not one of those things that "they" have gotten rid of from back in the day?!