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April 4th, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Oh my! Someone really said that?!?!
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April 4th, 2012, 01:12 PM
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I agree with every word you said.

Before I opened this post, I figured it would be about parents wanting to ban the ice cream man in case he was a creeper. I'm even more appalled by this.

Yes, I hate having to tell DS no. He throws himself on the floor and cries. He has the saddest pout face ever. When he really wants to get me, he signs please and says "peas? "peas?" (he's 18 months old). But he has to learn sometime that he can't have everything he wants, and I have to learn sometime that I need to tell him no and set boundaries for him.

What if he only eats healthy because he never ever sees unhealthy food, what will happen when he's on his own? If he never learns how to pass by an ice cream man (or whatever the temptation may be), without giving in? When he gets to the college dorm cafeteria and eats 3 deserts and gains 30 pounds in a year (not that I know that from personal experience )?

PLUS, what about driving? Will these parents purposely take routes that never pass a Dairy Queen/ice cream store to avoid their kids requests? Will they never walk past the mall food court? Cover their kids eyes if they pass a billboard on the expressway with a big, yummy McDonald's Milkshake on it?

As far as the obese argument, yes, sure, I agree that obesity is an issue in the US. Do I think banning the ice cream man is the solution. Nope! First, see my first argument. If we never teach our kids how to moderately indulge, then we are setting them up for failure. Should we really say that no kids should be allowed to have an ice cream on a hot day at the park ever because ? (From the article)
I thought the bolded as well! What does that say about us???

As for the actual topic. I agree with the majority.
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April 4th, 2012, 02:49 PM
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I thought the bolded as well! What does that say about us???

As for the actual topic. I agree with the majority.
I was thinking the same thing! I'm not sure? Because you better believe if I hear the ice cream truck I'm tossing kids out of the way to be the first in line. (Okay, maybe not really)
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Or... they will add strawberry ice cream to the school lunch menu and call it a serving of fruit.
Maybe they'll even add some pink slime to it for extra flavor

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I think they should close the ice cream shop next to my house because I've had an Oreo Blizzard two nights in a row. Jason doesn't know how to tell me no.
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Parenting at its laziest. Sigh.
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April 14th, 2012, 08:42 AM
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I can tell my children no ice cream, don't need a law for that.
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April 21st, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I too thought this would be about banning the ice-cream man incase he was a creeper! I'm slightly shocked at the consideration of banning him just because your kids whine that they want one. It is okay to say NO! Yes it gets tiring to say no and listen to the whining, but really, they get over it. The ice-cream man was a staple part of my childhood during the summer, and it will be for my kids too!
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April 21st, 2012, 02:24 PM
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You mean parents can actually say no and it is okay for your kid to be upset with you? Say it isn't so! Has the world gone mad?
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April 21st, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Important thing that is being forgotten here: Sometimes I want ice cream too, not just my kids.
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April 21st, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Important thing that is being forgotten here: Sometimes I want ice cream too, not just my kids.
I was thinking that.. if the ice cream man went by us it'd be me begging Dh for ice cream not Reme.
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April 21st, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Icecream trucks are lame ever since they stopped selling candy cigarettes.
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April 21st, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Im particularly fond of the ones that also do hot jam doughnuts.
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