Greedy Mom's Guide to Eating Ice Cream Without Sharing | Thriftanista in the City


Greedy Mom's Guide to Eating Ice Cream Without Sharing

This delicious treat has been compensated as a part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and #NewFavorites HÄAGEN-DAZS ice cream. Please don't judge my greedy ways. Surely I'm not the only mom who saves the good stuff for myself.

While breezing through Walmart, I discovered new flavors of HÄAGEN-DAZS gelato. I could have just picked up caramelized banana chip but I'm a greedy mom. I grabbed pistachio too. Gelato is my weakness (and cheese) and I don't like to share. This treat is far too decadent and makes a perfect mom treat.

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As I do my shopping and errand running while V is in school, I don't always have time to relax and indulge. I wait until I can sit down uninterrupted and eat my treats. Don't worry, I have some delicious carrots for V to snack on.

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I've discovered 2 effective ways of squeezing in some "me" time:

The Easy Way - Sleepy Times

When the kids are all tucked in bed, it's the perfect time to indulge in a delicious treat. Give yourself about 15 mins to make sure they are in fact in dreamland. Grab your ice cream and a spoon and go for it! Eat until you're satisfied or a kid senses you're partying without them.

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The Hard Way - Distraction

This is the hard one. You have to be able to quietly retrieve the treat without arousing suspicion and then disguise your ice cream without the kiddos catching on.

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My best distraction scenario:

Me: Hey Violet, you want to watch Dora on the tv?
V: Uhm, yeah!
Me: Ok, I'll turn it on. I have some "laundry" to fold so I'll come back and watch with you in a few minutes.
V: OK. *singing* Dora d-d-d-Dora
Me: quickly dump a few spoonfuls of ice cream in a lettuce leaf or something similar distasteful to minis (V hates anything green) and sits down for a lovely vintage Dora episode!

Feel free to grab a spoon, open the refrigerator door and hide behind it while you indulge in a quick bite or two.

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When the Kids Are Away

Some treats are meant to be enjoyed without the worry of a kid disrupting the enjoyment. Pomegranate Dark Chocolate ice cream bars are limited edition and hard to come by. It took some time to find these at Walmart. Every local greedy mom has discovered this yummy and is possibly hoarding a few boxes (like I did). Such a good combination of sweet and tart. Only 3 bars in the box. Yeah, wait until the kids are in school for this one!

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Hide the Evidence

Whether you do it the easy way or the hard way, one must always hide the evidence or you're back to Dora distraction if the empties are seen in the trash or on the counter. It's the last often forgotten step. Don't just throw it in the trash. Bury it in the trash. Better yet. Take the entire garbage out.

Do you share your ice cream?

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Houseful Of Nicholes said...

HA! I just tell 'em that they can't have any. I just ate the black cherry gelato that they have in one sitting. I am not ashamed either!

PhotoStory Collections said...

I have both Banna Chip AND pistachio waiting for me when I get home...Chunks caught me snacking and wouldn't eat his dinner so I had to be the "good example" and pretend to enjoy my peas but TONITE!?! It's a "lettuce wrap" night lol good tips

Honey + Lime said...

Haha this is all ME! I got caught last night, I snuck ice cream and my daughter came in the room claiming she couldn't sleep. Busted! LOL

Laila @OnlyLaila said...

Am I the only person in the world who has NEVER had gelato? It's on my list,lol.

Unknown said...

I've never tried gelato and I rarely eat I've cream. I will try some of this though.

Margie P. said...

LOL- this is a fun post, thank you! #client

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