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Monday, July 02, 2007

Long Weekends in the City

I do love a long weekend in the city. All the crowds are sitting on highway 400 and the city itself is lovely and quiet. We went for Sunday brunch yesterday and there was hardly anyone else there. The wading pools are open at the parks, and they too are quiet and lovely. Summer sure gets better when the wading pools open doesn’t it…

Yesterday McHotty and I took Cakes to Riverdale Park for some Canada Day celebratin’. We learned we can no longer get away with not buying Cakes her own ice-cream cone. At first we tried—I wisely scarfed mine down while Cakes was distracted watching some Hawaiian dancers. When she noticed what we had, sweet McHotty generously tried sharing his with her, even though she sucks on the cone but doesn’t eat it (a cone is just an ice-cream receptacle you know) and slobbers all over the thing. But when she finally snatched it and ran away, he gave up and went to buy another. Several minutes later, I noticed in all the confusion we had left the stroller unattended somewhere. Now we have resisted all expensive baby gear, with the exception of our $200 McLaren stroller, which we love for its light-weight portability and handy shoulder strap. Dragging Cakes behind me I navigated the crowds and, gratefully, found the stroller. When McHotty rejoined us with fresh ice-cream we noticed Cakes’ cone was missing. You know where this is going right? We retraced our steps, and there it was, still laying in the grass, not quite all melted, the napkin between the cone and the well-travelled ground. I furtively looked to see if anyone was looking and scooped that sucker up. Yes, the 10-second rule is now the 10-minute rule that’s made to be broken.



Blogger Mouse said...

The napkin obviously trumps any 10-second rule. And it's good for them to be exposed to a variety of bacteria.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Well, since the napkin was under it the cone was obviously fine to eat...


4:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

Such a cute bathing suit.
I always feel sorry for myself being stuck in the city on a long weekend but it is so nice to be here when the crowds are gone.

4:43 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

totally, if it doesn't have bugs or poop onit then it is good for the immune system.

9:38 PM  
Blogger jen said...

grass is high in fiber anyways, right?

9:52 PM  
Blogger cinnamon gurl said...

I'd have done it too. I love that sunsuit and those curls!

(And I tagged you if you're up for it...)

10:00 PM  
Blogger aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Love the pics. Props to you on the sun safe suit.

And Cakes is no dummy. Shared ice cream sucks!

11:51 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Pssh. It had a NAPKIN on it.

(I love our McLaren, too. I think it's the priciest thing we bought, babywise, with the possible exception of my wonder pump.)

12:14 AM  
Blogger bubandpie said...


8:02 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

Seconds, minutes...don't mean a thing when ice cream is in question. ;)

Cakes is so BIG! Wow...time flies.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

I agree with Mouse.
The napkin certainly trumps the 3 second rule...or 10 seconds...or 10 minutes...whatever.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

My daughter tried to persuade me about the 10-minute rule last night when she dropped her ice cream cake. Too bad it was in our sandbox (note: exemptions apply.)

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Wow, I also can't believe how big Cakes looks!

Did you find even though Cakes wanted the ice cream cone that it was difficult getting her to grasp the concept of how to eat it? We had cones this weekend, and Rosie did not get that she needed to keep licking it to keep it from melting. It ended up EVERYWHERE -- all over her face, arms, hands, carseat, and all over the parents desperately trying to keep it from flopping out of the cone. :-)

9:59 AM  
Blogger petite gourmand said...

i love weekends in the city too.
glad to hear no one stole your stroller.

4:46 PM  

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