Park Slope parents back ban on ice-cream trucks in Prospect Park to avoid screaming kids
Overprotective Park Slope parents have declared war on a treasured rite of spring: an ice cream in the park.
The icy rebuke of the time-honored tradition erupted on the Park Slope Parents online group when one mother described her son’s meltdown in Prospect Park after she put the ixnay on a acksnay.
“Along with the first truly beautiful day of the year, my son and I had our first ruined day at the playground,” the poster named Sarah somberly recounted. “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.”
I have, on occasion, left a public venue with a screaming toddler under my arm. I recall disliking the experience very much. I don't recall ever trying to get the thing my kid was screaming for banned, but maybe that's just me.
H/T to Balko.