Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Music Truck

Today is the day the "music truck" became the "popsicle truck." 

Since the weather has warmed up, the ice cream truck has been driving through the neighborhood every night.  I had convinced the babe last summer that the truck was a "music truck" because it blares its child friendly songs as it drives slowly around the 'hood searching for dessert deprived children.

We always stop when we here it and watch it drive by.  And I have always felt terrible when I see it stop for the neighborhood kids and not for my daughter.  Having a child with a dairy allergy makes you see everything in a different light, and the music truck has always been one of those things.

But today we changed things.  When we heard the music truck coming the babe stationed herself on the front lawn to watch it drive by.  An idea flashed across my brain...perhaps they have non-dairy, non-tree nut, non-peanut, non-sesame, non-egg type treats?!  So I ran up to the passing truck to wave him down.

And guess what?  He had a few options for us....some yummy sugary, multi-coloured, high fructose corn syrup special treats (the kind I never ever buy).  So we dropped the 2 bucks and got the babe her first music truck treat.  We took a picture so we could remember this awesome moment.

She didn't finish the popsicle, but you could tell it made her day.  Just seeing her face light up made me want to wave down the popsicle truck at least once a week.  After all, we all deserve something special on the weekends.


Mamabeing said...

awww...that's nice. I don't know how you do it with the allergies, that must be so stressful. I am enjoying your daily posts! Good for you for sticking with it.

Anonymous said...

awww. I can just see the babes upper lip coloured in a bright neon colour. You are such a good mom!