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The Ice Cream Man has her Number

in Family, General, Photography

The ice cream man has her number …

running for the ice cream man

And she’s got my bloody purse!


Our Dixie Dee ice cream man knows he has an addict on his route. Not a day goes by when he doesn’t slowly wander by (sometimes twice), with his cheerful ‘it’s a small world’ playing, luring my youngest child from any / all activities. I’m starting to HATE him and his stinking $3.50 Revello bars.

I know I am making myself sound old, but when did ice cream bars and Popsicles go from $0.25 to $3.50?

Earlier in the week, I tweeted that she’d was running down the street after the ice cream man in her panties. I managed to lure her home by hollering, “you need money, comeback you have no money”. I thought, I’d missed a great photo-op!

No such luck, this morning, as she was changing into her swimsuit. Thank god, she wasn’t stark naked! The evil ‘it’s a small world’ sounded in the house. She immediately started screaming, “the ice cream man, the ice cream man, I need money, the ice cream man”.

As I watched her run around madly looking for funds in her knickers, I thought camera, camera, camera!

running for ice cream

I caught the tail end of her rounding the house, and through my camera lens I spotted my purse. She’s no dummy!

I lured her back to the house with the promise of ice cream in the freezer. I might just have a chat with the Dixie Dee dude about the extreme frequency, that he’s decided to market his product to my children.

MK xo
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45 comments… add one

  • witchypoo August 30, 2009, 12:20 pm

    Heh. You have to put a stop to that pronto, or when she’s a teenager, she’ll be expropriating your purse for her crack habit. I kid!
    .-= witchypoo´s last blog ..AfterBill =-.

  • MommyKnows August 30, 2009, 12:33 pm

    OMG! I can’t think of anything worse!

  • Justine August 30, 2009, 12:29 pm

    That same ice cream guy came right past the school at 320pm in June, He certainly knows his market.

  • MommyKnows August 30, 2009, 12:33 pm

    Yeah, he’s no dummy either!

  • jafer August 30, 2009, 3:06 pm

    Luckily she had something on! And while you’re talking to the guy, tell him to stop playing those irritating songs while we’re trying to have sex. Do you know how distracting that is?!? Quite the mood setter.
    .-= jafer´s last blog ..Haircut Contest =-.

  • MommyKnows August 30, 2009, 7:09 pm

    Very lucky she had something on! If I get up the guts to give him a piece of my mind, I give him a heads up on the sex thing. HAHA

  • Naomi August 30, 2009, 6:36 pm

    We’ve been lucky enough to be off the ice cream man’s radar thus far although Roo said she was at grandma’s and apparently my mom told him where our house is. Great.
    .-= Naomi´s last blog ..Robot Love =-.

  • MommyKnows August 30, 2009, 7:03 pm

    It was fine when he came by twice a week, but morning and afternoon is a bit much! You’ll have to pay your mom back!

  • Jen August 30, 2009, 8:13 pm

    OMGosh…#1 – Adorable pictures. Your such a great photographer. #2 Isn’t it absolutely crazy about the price of these treats! I’m a fan of BOGO at the grocery, that’s when I stock up. No Ice Cream Man in these parts.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Everyday a photo…or 2 Day 6 =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:37 pm

    @jen – 1. thank you! 2. VERY crazy. 3. I’ve stocked the fridge with Freezies (they’re so cheap … who knew?).

  • 180|360 August 30, 2009, 11:37 pm

    I honestly don’t know what I’d do if an ice cream truck drove down our street regularly. My children are such addicts as it is!

    I just love your daughters white blond hair and you can sense all that enthusiasm in her step in that first photo. Great shot!
    .-= 180|360´s last blog ..The Scoop =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:35 pm

    @180 – Thank you! Thank your lucky stars you haven’t got an ice cream man! Winter will be here soon :)

  • Annuity August 31, 2009, 9:28 am

    Adorable! Yeah, the price of ice cream is crazy. They must think that since we’re not want to deny the kiddies, they can charge and arm and a leg for frozen milk.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:32 pm

    @annuity – Thanks! Yep, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head, they market to the kids and then count on parent guilt.

  • Todd August 31, 2009, 12:22 pm

    The ice cream truck always rides by my son’s daycare at 5PM. It aggravates me….not only is it dinner time, he winds up getting me for $2.50 at least 3 times a week :)
    .-= Todd´s last blog ..The Technology Behind The Air Conditioner =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:29 pm

    @todd – AH, a man who knows my pain! It’s darn annoying isn’t it?

  • Hannah August 31, 2009, 3:46 pm

    LOL!! I love the photos, gosh she is just TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!
    Twice a day, the ice cream truck drives past? That’s just torture!! I am such a mean mum, my boys don’t even know what that music means. Can you believe it?? They’ve had an ice cream from the truck before, but only when it was parked at the beach or playground (with no music blaring). They haven’t actually asked me what the music is when the truck drives around our neighbourhood. Hmm, I wonder how long I can get away with it?! We have a corner store just a few houses down though, so they like to go there for icy treats. I limit that to once a week. I’m so stingy!
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Mrs Fish & Mr Egg =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:27 pm

    @hannah – Thank you! Well to be fair, he only comes by twice, if we don’t buy something the first time. He usually comes by about 11, if we buy something I don’t see him again. If I don’t, he’s back about 3:30. You’re a smart, smart woman. It was so funny and handy at first, now it’s just a big ‘ole pain in keester!

  • rachel-asouthernfairytale August 31, 2009, 4:17 pm

    That is awesome. She is too cute!!!!
    Way to grab that camera ;-)
    .-= rachel-asouthernfairytale´s last blog ..Garlicky, Veggie Rotini Pasta Toss =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:25 pm

    @rachel – thanks Rachel! I can’t blog without pics, so there is always a camera near.

  • Marq | August 31, 2009, 6:06 pm

    Wow! great photos you got there! By the way, what camera are you using?
    Well, better prepare your daughter’s clothes the next time you hear “it’s a small world”.
    .-= Marq |´s last blog ..14 Business Card Designs in Dark Colors =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:24 pm

    @marq – Thanks Marq! I am using a d300. Yes, we’re working on the getting dressed before leaving the house concept.

  • your cous' August 31, 2009, 8:03 pm

    Runs in the family….completely genetic…trust me.

    Super shots as usual MK, loving the regular updates again!!

    Hi to everyone from us

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:23 pm

    @my cous’ – she’s nearly as bad as you used to be. I remember, your mom frantic that the ice cream man was going to wake you up (it always did). You’d go bezerk! At least it was cheap back then. “Hi” to A and T :)

  • Telehandler September 1, 2009, 3:23 am

    Hmm, I wonder how long I can get away with it?! We have a corner store just a few houses down.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:21 pm

    @telehandler – hold off as long as you can. Thanks for stopping by!

  • jeff September 1, 2009, 10:03 am

    $3.50 is way to much, inflation is just killing the ice cream biz.
    .-= jeff´s last blog ..The Time Traveler’s Wife =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 12:20 pm

    @jeff – I hear you!

  • Madeline September 1, 2009, 1:59 pm

    Ha! That has me rolling with laughter.
    .-= Madeline´s last blog ..Sweet Dreams =-.

  • MommyKnows September 1, 2009, 6:30 pm

    @madeline – yep, she makes me laugh too!

  • Eileen September 2, 2009, 11:07 am

    Oh my gosh – how funny! So glad we don’t have an ice cream man in these parts. I suppose if they could figure out how to get a refrigerator into a buggy, we could have an ice cream Amish guy…but what song would he play?? Weird Al, I guess. :)
    .-= Eileen´s last blog ..Friday Night Dance Party! =-.

  • Jenn B September 3, 2009, 7:13 am

    Ha! nice pic for sure! that’ll be good for a wedding day slideshow. ;)

    we had an ice cream ghetto looking van drive through here a bit in the beginning of the summer but it doesn’t anymore. The kids asked what the music was…i can’t remember if i told them the ‘whole’ truth or not (probably said, ‘it’s a van outside’). i’m pretty sure they don’t know about the existence of ice cream trucks yet. ;)

  • college grants September 3, 2009, 10:58 am

    I love the hair. The pics are awesome. The ice cream truck in my neighborhood doesn’t get a lot of business. Their prices are too high. I remember 20 years ago whenever the ice cream truck came around a crowd suddenly appeared…not anymore.

  • One Scrappy Gal September 4, 2009, 5:00 pm

    I wish I had your phone number. So I could call you at home and leave “It’s A Small World” on your answering machine. To see if it has the same reaction.

    This is too funny. Thanks for the laugh!! Ahhhh to be that young again.

    And seriously? $3.50? EEK!!

  • sandy September 4, 2009, 9:02 pm

    Oh, I love this post!

    You are the best w/photography, Kim!

    I can’t believe $3.50. That’s not my memory as a kid!
    .-= sandy´s last blog ..Simple Front Porch Nesting! =-.

  • soulsu September 6, 2009, 7:40 am

    What a great post to come back too! She’s got brains that one…imagine how many revello bars she might have purchased had you not caught her!?

  • MommyKnows September 10, 2009, 2:52 pm

    Yay, you’re back! How are the boys? She has brains for sure!!

  • Crunchy September 14, 2009, 9:33 am

    well the really nice purse matches the styling she looks good! LOL

  • Phillip Ed September 15, 2009, 5:31 am

    Got any plan to stop her next time?

  • MommyKnows September 15, 2009, 1:31 pm

    @Phillip Ed – No, nothing concrete ;) Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.

  • MommyKnows September 15, 2009, 1:34 pm

    @Crunchy — haha, yes looking good while your purse snatching in your undies is a priority. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.

  • Jo September 16, 2009, 7:20 am

    OMGosh! That is just so stinkin’ funny. She’s such an adorable, innocent little girl. I’m still giggling! Gotta love her spirit.

  • zenostore September 29, 2009, 4:30 am

    You’re a smart, smart woman. It was so funny and handy at first, now it’s just a big ‘ole pain in keester!

  • Computer Components September 30, 2009, 4:03 am

    She’s such an adorable, innocent little girl. I’m still giggling! Gotta love her spirit.

  • horsegames September 3, 2010, 3:12 am

    He is a smart guy… your cute little girl is his favorite customer.

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