Outraged and Shocked

Grandma Kc wrote this on February 25th, 2010 9 Replies

Last Sunday I got my first chance to take Amara to a birthday party for one of her friends. The Kids had plans and since Amara was spending that afternoon with us they asked if I would take her. I have been to all of Amara’s birthday parties – all but the first one have been held in our backyard but I had never been with her to a party for someone else. She and the other girls bounced for hours! Bouncy houses are the best invention ever. Every kid loves the bouncy house and it is easy for the parents to watch the kids as they are all in one place! About every 20 minutes or so Amara would pop out to get a drink of water and back in she went! There was a great BBQ but I don’t think any of those kids had a bite to eat. It would have taken to much time out of the bouncy house. The parents had to drag the kids out to get them to eat cake and open presents. I’m betting all of the kids slept good that night.

Amara in a bouncy house

Amara bouncing in the bouncy house.

As we were leaving Amara and I decided that we wanted an ice cream. I have had ice cream on my mind a lot lately. We stopped and got Grandpa so he could have ice cream with us and we headed for Baskin and Robbins. The parking lot was a nightmare and when we got there Baskin and Robbins was a Dairy Queen and the Baskin and Robbins was across the street – in yet another nightmare parking lot that was impossible to get to. We finally get there and we get inside and there is a sign on the ice cream cabinet that they are sorry but they only have 11 flavors. Baskin and Robbins 31 Flavors  only has 11  and vanilla is not one of them! Amara is in tears — she only likes vanilla. So back we go to Dairy Queen. It was a trying adventure but the ice cream sure was good. Can I just mention that the 10¢ chocolate dipped cone I used to love is now $2.59? Outrageous!

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

9 thoughts on “Outraged and Shocked

  1. Katie

    That’s unheard of. How could they be out? Boy what a disappointment I’m sure. Good thing there was a back up across the street.

    This is fun reading about Amara. Hopefully we still are staying in touch by the time I have a grandchild, so you can read about him or her.

    1. Grandma Kc

      Isn’t that an outrage? I’ve thought about email Baskin & Robbins but they probably don’t care! Amara cared!!!

  2. Amara's Grampy

    I would not have made that extra trip for anyone but you and Amara – and you wouldn’t have asked me. Good thing J&J are such good parents because otherwise I would spoil that child rotten and love every minute of it.

  3. Ann Kelly

    So sad when we view how much more items from our past become so ridiculously over-priced these days; and, to not even have the greater variety previously available is really disappointing. Makes me sad that your precious girl
    had an unhappy time because of those changes but glad it all turned out okay.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      You would think that in this kind of economy companies would try harder but sometimes they do disappoint. Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Baskin Robbins was one of the favorites with my daughters. The gal who babysat them forever worked there all through high school, even had BR ice cream cakes at her wedding a few years ago. So, BR holds a soft spot in our hearts. That said, how very ridiculous to not even have HALF the number of flavors they should…and especially to not have vanilla (my favorite, too).

    Yay for DQ (where my fave is the Peanut Buster Parfait. Oh, and the Hawaiian Blizzard. Not at the same time, of course.)

    Thank you for joining the GRAND Social, you major party gal! 😀


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