When the Going Gets Tough…

When the going gets tough….the tough get ice cream!

When I was a little girl, I used to run errands with my Mom who runs her own business.  We would run from here to there and back over there!  On special days, or maybe now that I think about it maybe on tough days, we would stop for ice cream!  I can still smell the ice cream shop!  My Mom would order mint chocolate chip and I ordered pink bubble gum ice cream….I know, ick, but what do you expect, I was 5!

Well, we recently had one of those “when the going gets tough” days.  My precious 13 month old baby girl is becoming very confidant in her walking abilities.  A bit too prematurely I should say.  She fell right into the sharp corner of the low platform bed….it was awful!  I will spare you the gory details but I can tell you that I have NEVER seen that much blood!  Tears fell from both of us instantly, clothes were ruined, the floor and even the dog was soaked in blood.  So we had our first visit to the Emergency Room.  By the time we got there, little Ava was laughing and talking to everyone!  Just a quick little fix from the doctor and we were on our way….well, okay it actually took several hours but I’m not going to complain!

After all of this it was time, time for my little girl to have her first taste of ice cream!  Oh what joy!  I recently received an ice cream maker and hadn’t yet had the opportunity to play with it.  This was the perfect excuse!  So for my first ice cream making experience and for my daughter’s first ice cream I thought Vanilla was the way to go!

Let’s be honest here, folks.  What can go wrong when we combine Madagascar Vanilla with whole milk!?!  Alright, your butt gets bigger but other than that!

All we had to do was wait for this handy dandy Cuisinart to work it’s magic!

The ice cream was a success!!!!  There wasn’t even time to grab the camera!  Ava took a bite and then clapped, took another bite and clapped!  I have been cooking for her for about 7 months and this is the first time I’ve gotten an applause!

I promise I will share some fun recipes for ice cream and sorbet with you soon….in the mean time, my applauding little girl and I will be testing out and perfecting recipes.

When the goin’ got tough…we got ice cream!     Whitney

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11 comments


  1. I loved bubble gum ice cream as a child too. My kids think ick!!!! Your ice cream looks so wonderful.

  2. Poor honey! And how scary for you momma! Blood, phew. Makes me want to faint just thinking about it. I agree, ice cream fixes everything! (well, unless its bubble gum ice cream, than it just makes things more complicated…to swallow, not to swallow) LOL :)

  3. Ang

    Oh what a bummer for lil Ava! Glad it all worked out!

  4. What a sweet story and I am very glad Ava is ok!

  5. Poor thing! It is amazing how something as simple as ice cream can make the tears go away.

  6. Oh, your poor baby! It’s scary when they start walking, because they inevitably fall down too! Glad she’s okay and ice cream would certainly cheer everyone up. I used to pick that awful pink bubblegum ice cream too.

  7. I am so glad that your little girl is OK. I think that this sort of accident is scarier for the mom than the child – she won’t remember it, but you will. Vanilla is my absolute favorite ice cream flavor. I love that she gave you applause for it.

  8. egb

    So sorry about the little lady, but luckily ice cream cures all! Looks great.

  9. Oh my Gosh, poor baby!! Mine is 20 months old – she’s been walking since she was 12 months and I’m still terrified! Especially around stairs, corners, tables, chairs…everything! :)
    I’m glad you had ice cream…that always takes care of all wounds.

  10. Are you talking about the ice cream place on South Main? I used to ALWAYS get the pink bubblegum ice cream there. I miss it! Love this post — Ava’s applause are darling. xo

    • Whitney

      YES! I think it was called Anderson’s….it was like walking inside the year 1967! And the owner always wore that little white hat! LOVE!

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