Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bikinis and an Ice Cream Truck

The other day, my husband and I were sitting outside enjoying our backyard and lamenting the fact that the neighbor whose house is behind our house, cut down his trees.  All of them.  And they weren't dead. At least I don't think they were, but as you know I am not the most observant person at times.

Em was playing in her sand box.

All of a sudden three teenage girls barefoot and in bikinis came racing from one of the houses behind our house.  Laughing, whooping, and running as though they were being chased, they ran directly through our neighbors yard out to the street.

My husband glanced up and went back to what he was doing (fiddling with pool chemicals) as though this was normal for our quiet neighborhood.

I looked at my husband perplexed.

"Uh.  That's not something you see every day.  What did I miss?" I asked.

My husband looked at me. "Didn't you hear the ice cream truck?" he replied.

Oh, so that explains it.

The lure of ice cream on a summer day is to much for anyone to resist.  His tune, like that of the piped piper  attracting kids big and small.

Sure enough, about 10 minutes later, the girls came meandering back through our neighbors yard with their ice cream.

The ice cream truck's tinny melodies heralded in the official start of summer.

17 comments:

Heather said...

Good times!
I remember the first time my brother explained to my then toddler what was in those trucks. I coulda killed him!!

It's nice to meet you. I found you on Nut in a Nutshells blogroll.

Have a great day.

Mindy said...

The ice cream trucks in our neighborhood are now mini vans. And persistent. I swear one followed my kids and I while we went on a walk and I'm not particularly paranoid. I almost turned around and said "I'm too cheap. We're not buying anything. Move on."

Maryanne said...

Haha! Ice cream trucks are pure evil. Your story gave me a chuckle!

Lourie said...

I used to call it the music truck. I carried that onto my kids. It never lasts long. There is just something magical about buying high priced ice cream off a truck.

The Drama Mama said...

I wish the ice cream truck still came through our neighborhood. Summer just isn't the same without it.

Melissa said...

In the neighborhood I used to live in there was an ice cream truck. It was awesome!

J. L. W. said...

The area I grew up in didn't have ice cream trucks. I thought that they didn't even have them anymore. The first time I heard the truck pass by our old house, I had no idea what it was. It wasn't until I heard it again a few days later and ran to the window that I saw the truck for the first time. The other day was the first time I ever saw anyone with ice cream from the truck and I have lived in this area for six years.

Jaime @ Like a Bubbling Brook said...

Our town now has TWO ice cream trucks that we have to contend with, lol.... one is your typical ice cream truck, and the other is an ice cream "cart" pushed by a sweet old man on foot. His ice cream is actually yummier :o) And cheaper. Cheaper is good! :o)

Fun post!

Katina said...

Gotta love de ol ice cream truck! Brings back memories! Thanks for stopping by peaceful divas! I am already your follower!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

My kids go crazy when the ice cream truck comes. Its like they are suddenly possessed.

Tami
www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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The Boob Nazi said...

I heard the ice cream man yesterday.... It took everything I've got to not run out and scream at him with a dollar in my hand.

Buckeroomama said...

We don't really have roving ice cream trucks around here. The only ice cream truck that I've seen so far is stationary (or at least it's always parked in the same spot)... and the ice cream is not very nice.

blueviolet said...

Oh yeah, and you have to hustle. That truck really MOVES!

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The Practical Mom Guide said...

Part of me wants to check out the goodies in the ice cream truck but Em still doesn't know what is in the truck. Am I a bad mom for telling her it is just a music truck? If she knew there was ice cream in the truck, I would NEVER hear the end of it. She has never been in front of the house by the street when he has come through.

All this talk of ice cream is making me want to crack open my 1/2 gallon of Breyer's in the freezer. I don't even have to share since the girls are napping.

Katie said...

Oh man...I wish
a) I could still wear a bikini
b) I could RUN in a bikini safely
c) I could eat ice cream in a bikini without worrying about my gut. :)

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