Paradise = Ice Cream
Well after posting about my first job at Cravings it reminded me of one of my favorite pictures of MB when she almost 3. She was enjoying an ice cream cone and wearing just a perfect shirt.
I couldn’t agree more. Paradise = Ice Cream. Especially when the cone is just about as big as you are.
MB is an ice cream lover. Well she is any thing sweet lover. We waited till her first birthday to introduce sweets and then after that they were still a rare treat. But I will never forget when she realized her love for all things sweet. She and I were out to dinner with our au pair. The greatest friend, “sister”, and nanny I could have ever had for 2 years. She was so important to MB and I…and I can’t wait till we see her again. But that is a whole other post.
Back to the dessert. We were out to dinner…and we ordered something chocolate. MB put her spoon in and was struggling to get a bite. When she did all #$#&* let loose. She went after the dessert bite after bite and there was no stopping her. It went on like that every Friday night when I treated the girls to dinner and dessert out. We tried tricks of giving her a fork or a spoon to make it harder to get a bit..but if she got to frustrated she just went in with her hands. That was a no-no. But made for plenty of laughs. I loved those nights out with my girls.
Now we have gotten smarter. When we have our dessert split we take turns. Each person gets their bite and we go around the table. It keeps everyone in check, yes I mean MB. Though just recently she stepped her game up and went for the oreo crust at the bottom of the cheesecake…we called foul but she still kept at it till all we had was cheesecake bites with no crust.
I have created a sweet monster…but maybe that is why she is so sweet. And I don’t think there was any choice it was genetic.
A few other photos I found in my search…age 2. She didn’t finish the cone…I believe it was a combo of Slavka (au pair) and I taking a few bites and then dumping a whole bunch in the trash. Did the kid’s cone need to be that big???