While at the Sprinkler Park today, Farrah, Toby and I were enjoying a nice time in the sun and lying under the shade of a tree. Then from out of no where, the blaring sirens of "music" from an ice cream truck crept its evil way to the park. Sunuvabitch. Of course, this brings out the crazy excitedness out of my daughter. But do I have money to get one? No. Would I have got her one had I had the money? No. Not because I'm an asshole but because I know what a $2.50 ice cream can do to a kid, my kid, in that heat. That late in the day. And after playing so much. Also, I had a massive bag and a massive dog attached to me so the idea of chasing after that stupid truck was not appealing. What also made it not appealing...? Farrah's temper tantrum. "NOT FAIR!!! IT'S NOT FAIR!!! NO!!! NO!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!!" The tantrum included a lot of screaming, crying, throwing herself on the grass and kicking. I was told that I was not liked and she insisted on getting louder and louder, but this was because not only did I say no, but I was packing our stuff to leave. Who was this person? I believe I saw a piece of my childhood come out in my daughter today, but I expect better from her. Especially since we have much better ice cream and pop cycles at home. Needless to say, I hate the Ice Cream Truck and it's stupid music that constantly plays while other children get to go up and get their ice cream while my daughter screams at the top of her lungs.
One last note:
Yesterday, Farrah went to the dentist. NOT ONE SINGLE CAVITY!!! We were praised with how well we maintained her teeth, flossed, adding ACT to her daily mouth hygiene, as well as her diet. I was so proud of her too! At first she was scared of having her teeth cleaned, but brave little Farrah took it like a champ. She was well behaved and scored big with the staff because her check up was s-i-m-p-l-e!
Kudos to us for not giving her pop everyday and handing over a candy bar every time she asks. Oh, and using a Sonicare on a 4 year old (since she was 2). Good girl Farrah!!! Very proud of you. :)