The sound of the ice cream truck playing its song is synonymous with Summer — as is the sound of kids crying when their parents say, "No. No ice cream before dinner." It's an age-old problem, and one that most mamas simply consider par for the course with parenting. But in the progressive neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn, the moms are waging a war against ice cream peddling. On a popular message board, one frustrated mom wrote:
Along with the first truly beautiful day of the year, my son and I had our first ruined day at the playground. Two different people came into the actual playground with ice cream/Italian ice push carts. I was able to avoid it for a little while but eventually I left with a crying 4-year-old.
A chorus of moms quickly chimed in with their own accounts of fending off tots who screamed for ice cream. The angry mothers ultimately called for a ban on the sale of the ice-cold treats in their popular park, with one saying, "I should not have to fight with my children every warm day on the playground just so someone can make a living!"
Others argue that it is the parents' responsibility to simply say "no" to their kids every now and then, and the ice cream vendors shouldn't be penalized. What do you think?
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