Tuesday, 16 July 2019

A Moment in Parenting: Ice Cream and ALL THE CANDY

Marble Slab Creamery is equal parts awesome and dangerous (assuming you're trying not to consume as many calories as possible in one sitting). They have amazing ice cream, in many flavours, generous portions (a little too generous you might say), and you can mix in as many nuts, candies, or chocoate bar pieces as you want. There was a time when you had to pay for the extra mixins, but no more. Unlimited mixins are now included. Like I said, dangerous.

Summer is the season of BBQ and beer, strawberry shortcake, and of course ice cream. I might say, 'just enjoy while you can' but then BBQ-beer-ice cream-strawberry season will be quickly followed by apple-and-pumpkin-pie season. Then comes Christmas...

Really, there's always an excuse to eat all the treats. Thus, when my husband, my son, and I went to Marble Slab for ice cream on the weekend, I decided to embrace the philosophy of moderation. I ordered a kid's size (choc 'n' chili. Soooo good!), and I got it in a dish. No waffle cone, no candy mixed in.

Kiddo has a different approach to ordering his ice cream. He picks the flavour based on colour. Last time, he got the blue ice cream (cotton-candy flavour, I think). This time he went with orange, which described both the colour and flavour.

And moderation? Not a thing in his world. Kiddo's ice cream was mixed with gummy bears, nerds, and mini fuzzy peaches. There likely would have been more, but we cut him off at three choices.

Ice cream plus three kinds of candy...Oh to be a kid. And to have access to a Marble Slab. Which, alas, I did not. (Ok, maybe that's a good thing.)

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