Thursday, March 11, 2010

We all scream for ice cream

Why do children have habits...like watching certain TV shows and eating the same ice cream over and over. Last week my co-workers reminded me of my habits. We were talking about the cartoons we used to watch as kids. My fav was Jem and the Holograms and I would race home to catch a new episode. Yes, Jem was truly outrageous.

I also remember when my brother and I were kids; he had a particular way of eating ice cream. His favorite was bubble gum ice cream from Baskin-Robbins, but it was his ritual of eating the yummy goodness that I will never forget.

Have you ever had bubble gum ice cream as an adult? It's an acquired taste I think only children can understand...

My brother would SO look forward to eating his ice cream. He would first place a white paper napkin down on the table. Then he would start to eat the ice cream and remove each and every piece of bubble gum and place it on the napkin. Once this was done, he would eat the rest of his ice cream and sugar cone. His last step was the rewarding one.

He would shove all of the bubble gum pieces into his mouth and chew for hours.

Imagine my brother covered in ice cream colors. The colors on his white T-shirt were from the pink ice cream and the blue dye from the bubble gum. As an adult, my brother decided to go vegan. I laughed out loud when he told me because all I could picture was his seven-year-old self covered in ice cream.

"You scream, we scream, we all scream for ice scream!" My brother never stopped being a character and his addiction to Baskin-Robbins should have been my first tip! I can't wait to hear what kind of habits you had as a kid...

15 comments:

Party Box Design said...

I love this post and the way you write!!!!

I am trying to kick my life long habit of biting my nails... UGH!

I am one week in! lol

Laura said...

You can do it sweetie. Stopping habits are so hard to do. And thanx for your lovely comment about my writing...my brother loves this post :)

Emily said...

Is it bad that I really want to bite into that ice cream cone?? My bad habit would be to use the little pocket money that I was given by my parents and go and spend it on gummy bears. Such a waste of money and so bad it was for my teeth!!! Lovely post xxx LZ

Laura said...

Emily: I love this answer and I forgive you for buying those gummy bears. Well what else were we supposed to use the money for? xoxo

Dollface said...

Since I have been having non-ice cream for the longest time.. the first time I had real ice cream again.... I threw up.. hahah xxxoo

Pink Peony said...

Funny a friend & I were just talking about bubblegum ice cream & how only love it when you are a kid.

Laura said...

Pink Peony: It must be great minds sweetie! Thanx for your comment...

Namine said...

I had bubble gum ice cream for the first time four years ago. It was my favorite for a while. Now not so much! But I definitely did the same thing with the bubble gum.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

So adorable! I have lots of stories of my little brother too, love them.

Keane said...

Great post! Childhood favorites like ice cream really show us that we are all one people :)

Laura said...

Namine: How funny is this? I have to tweet about peoples favorite ice cream choices...thanx sweetie.

Laura said...

Miss Caitlin S.: Thanx for your comment and stopping by sweetie!

Laura said...

Keane: Great comment and thanx for stopping by!

Allyson said...

It's so funny that I'm reading this today because BFF was at my house yesterday (after a REALLY bad day at work) and I texted this guy she's dating to go pick her up her favorite food...which was pumpkin ice cream. Which is IMPOSSIBLE to find in March. And he found it. Which leads me to believe that he's worth marrying. Anyway, I lump pumpkin ice cream in there with bubblegum and birthday cake ice cream...as in FOUL BALL. But I bet, even as a vegan, your brother could STILL throw back on some bubblegum ice cream!

I eat all the toppings off my pizza and then eat the crust. Still. To this day. I'm 32. Oh..and Jem?? WAS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS!! Oh, I heart me some Jem!

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