Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The warm weather has finally made an appearance in Alabama and everything outdoors is blooming and turning green! Thank you, Lord!

The change in weather has brought out another Springtime guest.....the ice cream truck! I'm sure we all can share a childhood memory of getting a ice cold treat from the ice cream man on a HOT Southern day. A few of my ice cream favorites were the Orange PushUp, the Rocket Pop, and there was one with a gum ball at the bottom of the plastic cone cup.

I am ashamed to say that I don't think my kids have actually had the pleasure of ordering from the ice cream truck. I know, I know....why not let them?!

First, listen to no attention to the video part, for it is completely unrelated.

How creepy is that song?! THAT is the exact song "our" ice cream truck plays, over and over and over again. However, slow the speed down a third. It freaks me out!

And then there's the person driving the truck. My mind races with thoughts of

  1. have they had a background check
  2. are they a child predator looking for houses where kids live
  3. how do I know that's not some freak who bought an ice cream truck and peruses neighborhoods

Irrational? Probably.

I think I saw "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" one too many times in the 70's. Who remembers the CREEPY child catcher holding the lollipops screaming, "free ice cream today"??

Every time I hear the ice cream truck near our neighborhood, I cringe.

Until I change my mind, my kids will have to remember THIS ice cream treat:


Valarie Lea said...

The ice cream man just taunts me....we live on a dead end road so you can hear him, but he always just drives on by....Its a very sad sight to see my children standing at the top of the hill listening and watching him drive by as they jump wildly in the air screaming for him....:(

littletoesandcheerios said...

HA! We just had the same thought the other week at the park. Andy even filmed the Ice Cream man without him knowing it..he was a bit scary, lol. GREAT post.

Queen Mother said...

I hear you! That dude from CCBB always freaked me out too! Oh, and the rocket pop and the one with the gumball...totally my favorite too!

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

none around here..and I'm relieved!

jennifer said...

I need a push-up pop.

Cute picture of you and your kiddos. Ice cream when it is cold is THE BEST.

"Toot Sweet. Toot Sweet." That was our favorite song from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang :)

Muthering Heights said...

I don't think that's irrational at all! You can NEVER be too careful with your precious little ones!

Kathy said...

My husband swears that it's Osama Bin Laden driving the ice cream truck that comes to our neighborhood. He seems nice enough...but,'s just weird!