Well actually frozen custard which is better than ice cream ever thought of being. If you don't believe me hop on a plane and fly to Milwaukee and stop at Kopps or Leon's. You won't regret it. Seriously.
Now before anyone gets all preachy and judgemental about how ice cream is not a proper dinner for a two year old, let me explain. Little Miss Bunny Foo Foo is cutting two of her 2 yr molars and is an absolute joy to be around as you can imagine. The constant whining and crying, the typical drill.
Yesterday was especially bad. She was unhappy all day. Even a trip to the bookstore to play with Thomas the Train did nothing to improve her mood. She didn't want to eat or do anything I said.
She woke up from her nap in the worst mood. She just sat on the floor whining. Occasionally she would gesture towards a toy and start screaming "I need it, I need it." When she got it she would feel better for a while but would start whining again. Nothing seemed to help, not her favorite toys, not Elmo, Word World, Ni Hao Kai-lan or Little Einsteins. Nothing.
Finally the Tylenol kicked in and she approached normal cranky toddler levels, just in time for Daddy to get home (lucky). He took her to the park and I started dinner. I was planning on making homemade sorbet for desert. I figured the cold would help. But it was not to be. At the park Bubs promised her we would walk to Roberts for ice cream (custard but she doesn't know the difference) after dinner.
As you can imagine that was pretty much that. She managed to eat a fistfull of noodles and one chicken nugget. But she basically kept saying "I want ice cream, I want ice cream." So that was what we did.
Today she seems much better, hopefully the teeth will come in quickly so we don't have another day like that. And now Bubs knows that he cannot mention ice cream before dinner because there will be no dinner, only ice cream.