Keri at The Home Teacher has enlightened me in the beginning of September that today is an International Ice Cream Day. Apparently ice cream cone was invented on this day in 1903. Well, we are enjoying our annual September heat wave right now. The temperatures are staying at 90+, and our A/C is working all the time. Besides, after all, today is the unique day between summer and fall – technically fall started at about 2 pm our time here. So we decided to stick with summer today celebrated an Ice Cream Day. There is nothing that can cheer up a cranky toddler as a big bowl of chocolate ice cream.
I am ashamed to admit, but I don’t think that Anna has ever eaten a proper ice cream cone – we don’t buy ice cream from the ice cream truck (yet), and we eat it from the bowls at home. So she was somewhat confused by this craft project. She couldn’t understand why this “ice cream man” doesn’t have legs and why the craft kit came with three scoops and not one. Anyway, she did a pretty good job independently putting it together and then giving it a full head of hair. She started to make up a story about an ice cream man, but unfortunately, I accidentally spilled a cup of water on her project, so we had to shift gears at this point and head out to the library. I looked up a couple of books about ice cream on Amazon, but our library didn’t have any of them, so maybe we will take another shot at book-supported ice cream day at some point in time. I don’t think Anna will mind it at all – we both enjoyed our ice cream afternoon.