Friday, June 20, 2008

Ice-Cream for Breakfast?

The other day I was reading "The Homespun Heart"...she was talking about some summer traditions and said "I even considered letting my girls eat ice cream for breakfast..."

When I realized that today was the first day of summer and that we in fact had some left-over homemade vanilla ice-cream in the freezer, I decided that's what the kids would have for breakfast.

They were a bit surprised.

I brought out my collection of sprinkles and let them put whatever they wanted on their ice-cream. They seem to think more is better.

Growing up, our biggest summer tradition was going to stay with my grandparents out at the lake - all summer!

Dad would usually drive us out there - stay awhile, and then head back home to work and finally get some peace and quiet.

Driving to the lake with 5 girls 8 and under - 4 1/2 hrs
Likelihood of at least one girl getting car sick - 99%
Likelihood of kids fighting over car space and who gets to look out who's window - 100%

Being separated from our friends all summer, and not having a television all summer (not sure which was worse!) - we never appreciated our summers like we should have. Hmmm kids not appreciating something that's good for them...

Now those summer years are some of my favorite memories. I wrote about some of those memories, and included some of the photos of the lake - here.


The Correspondent said...

Okay, this is fun stuff. Thanks for the great idea because I need to remember to do fun, memorable stuff like this.

Happy Summer!

Heather said...

My kids are only aloud chocolate and ice cream and whatnot for breakfast--not the rest of the day, so I doubt that would be a treat. :) Instead we allow them to put up the tent and sleep out for the first day (and then as many as they want after.:))

Kelli said...

What a fun way to celebrate the first day of summer!

MommySecrets said...

So fun - it's great to be a spontaneous and little bit crazy mom! :)

thehomespunheart said...

Yay for fun memories! I bet they will never forget getting to eat ice cream for breakfast! :)