Today, I am thankful for ice cream. (any flavor)
The other day my daughter Meredith brought home a pint of Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. She ate a little bit and then went out with a friend. I texted her and asked if I could eat her ice cream if I replaced it. She said, "Yes." So, I did! I found out later that she did not think that I would eat the whole thing. Really?
Last night after dinner Meredith said, "Boy, I could really go for some ice cream right now." Since she knew that the ice cream was gone, and I had not replaced it yet, she and her boyfriend went to Dairy Queen.
Today, I was feeling bad about the ice cream, so I stopped at Pathmark on my way home from work. I bought her the Ben and Jerry's pint of Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, and I bought two half gallons of Edy's ice cream for the rest of the family, chocolate fudge brownie and peanut butter cup. When I got home and opened the freezer to put it away I found two half gallons of ice cream in the freezer, chocolate fudge brownie and mint chocolate chip. My husband, listening to all the talk about ice cream, decided to stop at the A&P on his way home from work and buy some. Well, we have lots of ice cream now!
I am grateful for ice cream because it is absolutely yummy and because we will be talking about the time Mom ate all of Meredith's ice cream, then Mom and Dad replaced it with four half gallons plus one pint of ice cream. A memory that will bring us all joy.
Thank You, God for ice cream and wonderful family memories.
By the way, if you are wondering why I did not just pay for the Dairy Queen, it was because I knew that would not get me off the hook. I was going to have to replace the Ben and Jerry's pint no matter what. Which, I will add, I paid for in the first place.