And Then There are Those Days…

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017

running away

The other day I took my kids to Arctic Circle (a local fast food place) after school so we could grab an ice cream cone. I was grumpy and chocolate sounded like heaven. So we pulled up to the drive through and I asked what kind of ice cream they wanted. Here is the conversation that followed:

B 5 years old: “Can I get mint chocolate chip?”

Me: “No that isn’t an option. You can choose vanilla, chocolate, or twist. You can also get it dipped in chocolate or strawberry.”

B: “I want mint chocolate chip!”

Drive through attendant: “Can I take your order?”

Me: “Give us just a second, please.”

H 8 years old: “Just pick one! Can I get a shake?”

Me: “No. We are just getting cones today. You can choose vanilla, chocolate, or twist. You can also get it dipped in chocolate or strawberry.”

B: “Can I get cookie dough?”

Me: Sigh. “No. We are just getting cones today. Hurry and choose.”

H: “Hurry up! Pick one! Do they have orange?”

B: “She said no! But I want mint chocolate chip!” He is now sobbing.

Me to the attendant: “I’m so sorry. Please give us one more minute.” To B and H “Choose one. Or we won’t get any.”

B: “I want mint chocolate chiiiiiiiiiiuuup!”

H: “Why are you crying!? Stop crying!”

At this point I slowly rolled my window up realizing the attendant could hear the whole debacle. And then we drove away. No ice cream. None. I drove home and parked in the driveway. H decided he was VERY unhappy with me and not getting ice cream. So he was going to run away. Because obviously I am the meanest mom ever.

I mean, how could I NOT take a picture of that!?

Can anyone relate? Please tell me you can! I need some other mean mom stories.



Comments

  1. Michele Larkin says:

    I can totally relate. They say that if you’re not “ruining” your kids lives at least once a day then you’re not doing your hob as a parent. I’ve been through the drive through and ended up with my ice cream and none for the kids.

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