Getting ready for summer

4 Apr

There are a lot of things one can do to get ready for summer…tone up those abs to washboard shape for bikini season, give the house a deep clean, bleach your hair and go tanning so you look ahead of the game….

Having done all those things already (ha), I turned to other important preparatory tasks.  It was time to introduce Gemma to ice cream cones.

I can’t decide if I’m a bad parent for holding out on her, or a good parent for the very same reason.

Gemma, meet ice cream cone.


Try it, Gemma.

So far so good, right?

At this point we reached a road block.  It’s a good thing we try these things for the first time in the comfort of our home.

I was also eating an ice cream cone, and when I got to the bottom of the top (if you know what I mean) I took a bite out of my cone.  It took me a minute to notice the deadly quiet.

When I looked up Gemma’s eyes were like saucers, her mouth was agape.

“MOM!” she gasped.  “Don’t EAT the cone! THAT’S not FOOD!”


“Da-ddaad-dad!   Mo-mo-moomm-ate-ay-ayte –“

She couldn’t even speak, the shock was so great.  I tried to reassure her but she continued to watch me for signs of choking/madness/admission of joke.  When no such reactions were forthcoming and I continued to eat, she stuttered a few more times then gave up.

She licked up all her ice cream but refused to eat the cone.

We may have to try this a few more times.

In other ways, she is more than ready for summer:

As is piggy.  This was her idea.

I think she’ll be just fine.

6 Responses to “Getting ready for summer”

  1. Sara April 5, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    She naturally posed that way in the last photo? 🙂 I find the cone is a ‘sad’ wrap up from a nice treat. It’s dry and doesn’t have that much taste. In a bowl you get all of it and then lick the spoon…and on a hot sunny day…won’t drip everywhere. What a little lady!

    • hiddenponies April 5, 2011 at 5:56 am #

      She really did pose that way! I wouldn’t even know how to explain that to her…she is a natural 🙂

  2. Kim Kampen April 5, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    I love the play by play with pictures 🙂 And she is so cute in her bathing suit…a natural model 🙂 Just for the record, I am always happy to see a new posting on your blog. They are so fun to read and I get to see some new pictures!

  3. Mrs. M. also known as Nancy :) April 5, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    I got her figured out, she just wants you to keep refilling that cone :o) You can’t do that if it’s eaten, smart little lady :o)

  4. Jen April 5, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Hilarious, Anna! She’s maybe sneaking out of bed to watch a little ANTM?

  5. Heidi April 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    What a cute little bathing suit! I was expecting Piggy to have a suit on too… 🙂

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