Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Prepare Yourself For Lots Of Ice Cream

My son, Pablo, hates making mistakes. When he was younger he would have a total melt down if one of his letters wasn't written perfect, or if one of the eyes on his smiley face was too big. Last year he was taking a writing class and before he went in the classroom I would have to say, "And remember what we say about mistakes?" And he would nod his head and respond, "Mistakes are good!" then smile and give me thumbs up. Well, folks, I am here to say it once again. In fact mistakes aren't just good, they are FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT, GRRRRREAT! and if I could find the guy who made a particular mistake last weekend, I would kiss him! (don't tell DSSH)

I haven't had much ice cream since I've come back from Idaho because I've just been too busy to sit and enjoy anything. Monday was a very busy day full of gruesome back breaking spring cleaning (I know I'm late) and DSSH could tell that I was in need of some serious ice cream. He packed us all in the car and saved me from having to make dinner by taking us out for dinner. Afterword he pulled up to a Safeway and said, "I'll sit here with the kids while you go get some ice cream. I slowly dragged myself in the store but with little hope of finding anything I like because every time I find a favorite they stop making it. As I peruse the Breyers section something catches my eye. There is just a corner of a carton peeking out from the shadows behind several cartons of Breyers Fried Ice Cream (NOT a favorite) and I think, "No, it couldn't..... but what if..." I open the freezer door, step onto the bottom shelf and pull myself up (No I am not above crawling into a freezer in public) and there, hiding all by itself, is a beautiful carton of Breyers Sarah Lee Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. I am giddy to the point of hyperventilating. I desperately search the paper tags on the shelf to see if there is a spot for it, hoping that they are once again carrying my favorite flavor. They aren't. Somehow, somewhere, this ice cream accidentally got shipped to my Safeway and the store stocker didn't know where to put it so he just crammed it in with the Fried Ice Cream (bless him).

I was about to rush out of the store with my heaven sent Sarah Lee when my wits returned and I realized that I would need back up ice cream, you know, like a filler to help make the Sarah Lee last longer. Again, there wasn't anything jumping out at me, and then... I saw them...

Now, I have to preface this with admitting the fact that I am a hypocrite. Every year I self righteously announce my disgust that they put out Halloween and Christmas decorations WAY too soon. They only do it to make us buy more, to extend the shopping season, etc. I show my disdain by refusing to buy anything Holidayish until AFTER the holiday is over and I can get it all on sale. But, when I saw that Dreyers has followed suit and prematurely put out their holiday ice cream flavors, I just couldn't restrain myself. Glancing around to make sure no one was looking I hurriedly grabbed a carton of pumpkin ice cream and peppermint stick ice cream. I rushed to the checkout and refused to make eye contact with anyone. DSSH knows I'm crazy, so I was just reinforcing that knowledge by skipping out to the car giggling about my secret ice cream discoveries. I was like the Grinch, clutching and cackling about how I was going to steal a little bit of Christmas early this year. BwAHAHAHAHAHA.



This isn't unhealthy, is it?

9 comments:

Montserrat said...

Pumpkin Ice cream is out already? YES!!!!

Jen said...

You may want to write to Breyers/Sarah Lee! That ice cream is so good, I love that flavor too.

When we moved to the boonies in Nevada, no one carried my favorite cookies-German Chocolate Cookies. We emailed the manufacturer asking if they could please sell it in our area, but they responded saying none of the stores were carrying it in our area and there was nothing they could do unless the stores ordered it. However, within a week, you could find my favorite cookies at any of our 3 stores!

Kim said...

Great... now I want ice cream! Pumpkin ice cream and some pound cake sounds so good right now.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

An Ordinary Mom said...

Pumpkin Ice Cream, I will have to try that one. I love the Fall just for the fun flavors it brings.

Lisa said...

I love pumpkin ice cream, and I love to put a few chocolate chips on it. And I also love peppermint ice cream. When we go to Disneyland over Christmas, I always insist we go have a scoop, what's Christmas without peppermint ice cream?! Yum!

Jen said...

You know, if you haven't tried it already, when Girl Scout Cookie ice cream is back on the shelves, the Caramel DeLite ice cream is sooo yummy. Better even than the cookies.

LaughterThoughts said...

gotta love mistakes that involve ice cream!:)

Mountain Dweller said...

Pumpkin icecream? That sounds intriguing!

Left-Handed said...

I think that if you can't get excited about little things, then you should question your sanity. I keep Ben & Jerry's "Everything but the..." icecream stocked in my freezer at all times.