Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I Scream, You Scream

Dear Ice Cream Truck Driver,

I get it. I get it. Summer=ice cream. Hearing the jingle jangle of the ice cream truck on a hot and steamy day is just oh so precious. But could you do this mother a favor? Please? Can you not drive through my neighborhood at 5pm? I promise you your sales will increase by tenfold if you rearrange your schedule and drive through my subdivision at a more, shall we say, appropriate time, instead of right before freaking dinnertime!

My bleeding ears thank you in advance.

On behalf of Mothers everywhere,
Sarah

29 comments:

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Our ice cream man hasn't shown up this year, damnit.

slouching mom said...

I am 100% with you here.

I get so annoyed at that truck coming just before -- or during! -- dinner and getting the boys all worked up into a frenzy.

Ugh.

Mama Zen said...

Oh my gosh! My ice cream truck shows up at 5 o'clock as well. I love trying to cook dinner with a child hanging on my leg and wailing "ice cream, ice cream!" Thanks a lot, ice cream man!

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

Sarah... I hear you. I hear you. I hear you. Our lovely driver drove past the house Monday night at 4:45pm! And, of course, as we're outside playing the boys NEED Dora ice cream bars... so guess what 2 little boys didn't eat the delicious burgers daddy was cooking!!??
I SO hear you!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

Tinamtl said...

Oh An ice cream truck! How cool. I see ice cream bikes around here but not trucks. One truck. He has that old pashioned music chime playing. Only snag is. He is a tool sharpener truck now. LOL.

Cool.

Joy, of course said...

Wow there's a warm fuzzy (or maybe I should say a cold drippy) summer memory. I don't think we even have ice cream trucks around here. Bummer.

Colleen said...

I wonder why they think 5pm is such a good time to drive around. That jiggly music drives right down our street at precisely 5:15 every day. Would it kill they to come between 3 and 4... or after 6??? I think it would cause a major increase in their income if they did change their schedule.

Belle-ah said...

My children could hear the Ice Cream truck miles before it ever entered out neighborhood...and that was with the windows closed and A/C on!!!! Now, we don't have that problem as apparently Ice Cream truckery must not be as lucrative in the south as it was in the north...which, if you consider the temperatures is just quizzical!

Dena said...

OMG I have the same exact problem right now. Every freakin day at 5 he comes strolling down. And I can never ever fool my toddler, she always hears that dang ringing!! UGH

feener said...

i believe our truck comes by around 3 or 4, which is really nice b/c it wakes sassnfrass up IF and when they nap....b/c not only does it have some stupid music, but some loud doralike voice that says HELLO and something else...i HATE it

carrie said...

Can I add to your letter? I'd like the ice cream truck to stop cruising the neighborhood at bedtime, too. Thanks! :)

Carrie

Mrs. Chicky said...

We never see them at 5pm. It's always just as I'm putting Chicky down for a nap.

"Ice Ceem, Mama! Ice Ceem!!"

Gah!

hqm said...

Like clock work isn't it?
If only we could move dinner up to 4:00, ice cream at 5:00, bed at 6:00!

Jenn said...

Oh, I wish we had an ice cream truck.

Because right now, this servant is experimenting with letting the Queens pick out any dinner they want.

And it involves ice cream.

And if there were an ice cream truck, it would so eliminate the "cooking" and "dishes" part of supper time.

painted maypole said...

The May Queen does not yet know that you can buy ice cream from that truck. We just say "hey, that truck is making music" and direct her attention elsewhere, like the back yard. How we have managed to do this I can't say for certain, but thanksfully the trunk doesn't come very often. The day she finds out I will be screwed.

Carla said...

I grew up with the ice cream bicycle man. I miss the jingling bells and screaming for a nickel!
Your letter made me laugh, then I wanted an ice cream truck and then knew that I would be writing that very same letter. sigh

Worker Mommy said...

I just wish they wouldn't come at all. You see ice cream is very much a weakness of mine.

I've been known to trample a kid or two to get them first ;)

JMA said...

My eldest has a peanut allergy, which mostly sucks, except when it comes to the ice cream man.

I pull a sympathetic face as I read the label on the ice cream man's wares, "Oh dear. This has a peanut warning. It just wouldn't be FAIR if any of us ate it, now would it?"

Take that, evil pusher of all thing delicious and creamy!

tulipmom said...

Same story here too.

With one major exception: Sweet Boy won't eat ice cream or popsicles or anything else on the truck .... too cold. Gotta love when those quirks work to my advantage.

Kerry said...

We don't get the ice cream truck at our house... but at the pool they have it timed really well along with the adult swims... as soon as I get my behind into the cold pool water I either have to get out of the pool for money or swim to the middle of the pool so the kids can't guilt me into buying them junk they don't need!

Jen M. said...

I'm willing to bet that the driver of that ice-cream truck is one sadistic freak. Ice cream truck at 5:00???? And I thought ice-cream trucks during naptime was mean. That, that is just wrong.

Kila said...

Amen!

When my boys were younger, I hated the ice cream truck coming at naptime!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Ours used to do the same thing! And then, the price of gas got to be too much, so no more ice cream truck. (sniffle) I miss the friggin' happy-song playing thing.

Angela said...

I am lucky my son still doesn't know what the musical truck does

pinks & blues girls said...

The ice cream truck doesn't come through my neighborhood! Not sure why, because there are a lot of kids. I do love the goodies that it has to offer, though. I would probably have to plow down a few kids just to get mine first. Being bigger than most kids does have benefits! :)

Jane, P&B Girls

Queen Heather said...

Amen!

myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

I wish the ice cream truck came in the morning when the kids are in camp so I could eat some without sharing!

andi said...

Whenever I find myself getting so irritated with that stupid ice-cream song, I think about the poor bastard that drives the truck. If you had to listen to that ALL DAY wouldn't you just go insane rather quickly?

Houses, Couches and Babies said...

I understand your pain. I learned a little trick from a friend before my son was born so I haven't had to deal with Ice Cream Truck drama...my friend told her kids that the truck coming down the street is the FISH TRUCK! Her kids, and now my son, have no desire to get near the truck! Just a thought for mommy's not dealing with ice cream truck drama yet.

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