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As a little girl, one of my favorite memories is a collective one. When I was about five years old, my mom went to night school to get an associate’s degree. We had moved in with my grandma for help and those are some of my most treasured memories. But something we did every night at 7:00 PM sticks out as one of the happiest. At 6:45, my grandma would look at me and say “it’s time” and I would run as fast as my little legs would carry me into my room to change into my pajamas and then run to the bathroom quick. When I would come back out, grandma always had a bowl of vanilla ice cream for me (two scoops!) and one for her. We would go into the living room and turn on her big tube TV to watch Wheel of Fortune together and try to guess the phrases before the contestants. Every night I would stir and stir and stir my ice cream until I got just the right consistency and would offer to share my “ice cream soup” with grandma – she politely declined every night, but that didn’t stop me from asking. I always thought that this exercise would make my ice cream (and the night) last longer. Even if the show ended at 7:30 every night (which is did) and I had to go brush my teeth and get into bed (which I did), I looked forward to our ice cream and Wheel of Fortunate time each night. Some nights in the summer, she would make it extra special by handing me two quarters and letting me run out to the ice cream truck to get something special (I almost always chose the Snoopy pop) and that was such a fun feeling!
While I haven’t implemented a nightly TV show and ice cream night with my girls, I do share my love of ice cream with them! In fact, now that the weather is changing, they are wondering how we will get ice cream if the ice cream truck stops coming – but guess what? They don’t need to worry about that! We have a neighborhood Walgreens that is just a mere two blocks from our house and they have a full stock of fun Unilever ice creams for us to buy and try such as Magnum, Breyers, Klondike, Frutare, and Popsicle! Even better, when you shop at Walgreens, you earn Rewards Points and after saving enough points, you can use your points to buy more ice cream (I recommend Breyer’s – they have some great flavors!! Hello -Oreo!)
Tell me in the comments what your favorite flavor of ice cream or your favorite ice cream memory!