Ice Cream Man, Come Here!!!

Apparently my kids think they are deprived!
We hardly ever buy ice cream from the ice cream man (maybe once or twice in their lives).

I’m cheap AND it’s SO terrible for them.

But here in SoCal…..the ice cream man comes year-round (except for when it’s freezing cold and he knows there’s NO WAY anyone is gonna buy ice cream)
So, a few weeks ago, When Maddie was off for Spring Break, since it was so warm, I had kicked sent them outside so I could get some stuff done inside.
Then, I saw Aislyn standing on the sidewalk and yelling something into the street. 
She was yelling: “Ice cream man…….come here!!!”
All the people in the cars driving by were giving her strange looks and then looking at our house as if to take note of where NOT to let their kids come play…..
Then, Maddie ran inside and a few minutes later went out again.

I had the front door open, so I could make sure no one snatched my kids, and when I peeked out next, I saw her parading around with a piece of paper attached to a popsicle stick  handwritten sign……

Apparently the yelling down the block wasn’t garnering the results they had hoped for and Maddie had to resort to drastic measures.

I was almost in tears and sprinted back into the house to get my camera!!!

As I was taking pics, they kept asking me if I would call the ice cream man and tell him to come here.

Aislyn had a sign too, but I guess she got tired and decided to sit in the car and hold her sign up to the window.

Maddie was more persistent.

To be fair…..They had some $$ they had earned and I told them they could buy ice cream if he came by that day…….and since this was a SUPER rare thing for mom to let them do…….they wanted to make sure it happened.

………sadly, even after all that, they didn’t get their ice cream that day……and it just hasn’t worked out since then :(

 There’s always tomorrow.

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. That’s so cute.

  2. Too funny – they’re creative that’s for sure!

  3. Thanks for sharing your story. So cute!!!

  4. Awwwwww! I hope they get to stop the ice cream man soon!

  5. How funny!

  6. What a funny story. It made me laugh, although I felt sorry for them that they didn’t get their ice cream. :)

  7. I LOVE it!!!! It brought back memories of when we would run out to stop the ice cream man and then we’d always make him tell us what he carried because he did it in a sing song way that always made us giggle and he was so great with all us kids. He remembered our names and favorites. Thanx for bringing me a wonderful memory.

  8. that’s b/c our ice cream man around her sucks big time! we live on a culd-a-sac (spelling?) and they NEVER come on those but a few weekends ago i was out side helping riley learn to ride her bike and i heard the icecream man on the other side of the street so i ran in and got some coins and raced out, holding braden pusing riley’s back so she could pedal, weaving all over the street-still learning to steer her bike-finally make it out and start racing down toward the sound of the ice cream man, we make it an entire block’s lengh away before we see him come out yet another stree below us and drive the opposit way so i run into the middle of the street waving my arms and screaming for him, does he come or see me? NO! then about an hour later we were in for lunch and i heard him on my street! so i run out side and he’s leaving, i was again run after him screaming like a manianc and he still didn’t see me. seriously i wanted to cry…

  9. That is just too funny! I love the things kids do. They are always creative. It is so fun to see how their minds work.

  10. Awww..the icecream man is such a great memory from hot summer days here in the northeast for me.
    In our last neighborhood, he came around dinner time every day in the summer!!! Not the best time. Now we live on a quieter street and he rarely ever comes by so we do try and catch him on those rare occasions.


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