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May 3, 2010

Ice Cream Investment Strategies

Over the past few weeks, the girls have sampled ice cream three times.

Outside of fresh fruit, which they love, they have had very little exposure to sweets…only their birthday cake, and then Mommy’s homemade holiday treats – strawberry cake for Valentine’s Day, mint cream cheese brownies for St. Patty’s Day, and carrot cake for Easter.

They got a free pass with their birthday cakes, but I don’t really think they ate much…they smeared some frosting around and threw a lot of cake on the floor. With the other desserts, they’ve only had five or six small bites.

Still, I expected them to naturally love ice cream. What kid doesn’t, right? But even after three samplings, reviews are still mixed.

Baby B has adopted a “no pain, no gain” approach. She seems to love the taste, but she doesn’t love the cold. After the first bite, she squeals for more, and then she closes her eyes and winces until it’s over with.

Baby A seems much more risk averse. After the first bite, she turns her head to the side with a big smile, refusing any more. Even though I think she likes the taste, too, the shock of the cold is just not worth it for her.

So…fast forward 30 or so years…what if the girls take a similar approach to financial investments?

Baby A will have a nice little savings account and a cozy little bungalow.

Baby B will either have hit it big in the stock market, or she’ll be living in the basement of her sister's bungalow.

Let’s hope it’s the former so she can afford to buy herself lots of ice cream.

…or maybe I’m putting too much stock into the girls’ affinity for dessert. Perhaps I should just keep trying [read: Mommy should have ice cream more often], and eventually they’ll catch on.

I mean, these girls have got to develop a taste for ice cream. How else can I justify ordering kiddie cones???


Rebecca said... kids don't really enjoy ice cream (or most sweets) ruins my life!

I couldn't get to your email from your profile, but I do take them by myself...I have since they could barely sit my themselves. It was a little hard then, but once they could crawl, I'd just scoop both of them up or the instructor would help out. You should talk to the instructor and see what she says about it. It's cake now...they just laugh in my face, give me a hug, and run away!

Anonymous said...

lol. i had ice cream for DINNER on sunday!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Don't worry! They'll love ice cream eventually. My 2 sets of twins now want ice cream EVERY night and act all deprived if they can't have it!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Oh, they will learn to love it. I give it a month. My girls love it and I wish the ice cream would stop driving by our house EVERY DAY! : )

reanbean said...

My kids didn't love it at first, but they certainly do now. I have a major weakness when it comes to retraining myself from the urge to eat ice cream, so I'm more than happy to comply when they request it. :o)

Amanda said...

Did you see my post on Banana Ice Cream? You just take frozen banana slices and puree them in a food processor. They get all creamy and just like ice cream texture. It's crazy! My twins loved them. I mean it's not real ice cream with all of those yummy calories, but I was impressed with the natural sweetness and texture! (

Megan said...

I bought my kids their own milkshakes for the first time this weekend and I think they about died and went to heaven. They're not too big on straight-up ice cream, though!

LOL at the financial investment comparison!

The Mommy said...

Oh they'll like it alright! My boys were the same way. It didn't take them much time to figure it all out.

Barbara Manatee said...

maybe its a cold thing...Jacob has never liked ice cream or anything cold. In fact, he used to CRY when we gave him ice cream when he was littler!! Still now, he does not usually eat it (or even popsicles) but if he does, he lets it sit and melt.

Sarah has always liked it (& all sweets!).