Today was the first day of Week of the Young Child, and in addition to Hat and Sunglasses Day (which made the children crazed with happiness), we had an ice cream social that evening.
My director’s brilliant move was to have an ice cream truck come. Awesome! We didn’t have to estimate how much stuff we’d need or serve it, and there was nothing to clean up when it was over.
Granted, it was 44 degrees out, but the kids didn’t care and the grown-ups all thought it was hilarious to be eating ice cream when we were freezing. Good stories never come from happy times, y’know.
Plus, the kids couldn’t get over it: “There’s an ice cream truck ON THE PLAYGROUND!”