The GreenEs need you to solve a debate stemming from a discussion/situation we had this weekend.
Here is the scenario:
You and your children are at an outdoor event with other kids and their families. The most important person in the world during the summer comes by, jingling her bell… the icy lady. An icy would be perfect at the moment because it is hot outside. Which of the following do you do:
A. Buy an icy for you and your children because, it’s hot and you love cherry mango icies!
B. Do not buy an icy for your children because there are other children around and their parents might not be able to buy one or want their children to have one.
C. Buy you and your children an icy and be prepared to buy an icy for each and other kid at the event/party you are attending.
SHE SAID: EITHER DO NOT BUY OR PREPARED TO BUY FOR OTHER KIDS
So Aisha thinks that if you are at a party in the park with treats and snacks that it is rude to walk away and grab icies for only you and your kids because then your kids will walk back with them and make the other kids jealous and beg their parents for one. It sucks to be the first parent or family that starts the ball rolling. If you are going to get one, you should be ready to buy one for every kid, and if you don’t want to do that, then catch the icy lady another time.
HE SAID: TOTALLY OK TO BUY AN ICY FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS ONLY
It’s an icy! It’s not an xBox that your kid s flaunting in front of the other guests!! And if you don’t want your kid to have an icy, this is a perfect opportunity for you to introduce the word “no” to your child. I tell my kid no all the time with reasons ranging from, “I have no money on me”, to “that food is made of plastic”, to “the ice cream truck is empty unfortunately”. Why should I be deprived of a traditional summer treat so that other parent won’t have to have a simple conversation about the wonderful word “no”!?!? Not gonna happen. I’m getting my pineapple icy with a scoop of coconut and no whining kid is going to stop me!