Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Ice Cream: Newton's Law Need Not Apply.

Me: OK, for ice cream. Cup or cone?
Amalia: Cone. Obviously.

If you're playing along at home, that's the correct answer.

One of the best things about the arrival of the amazing weather is of course, ice cream, but if you watch closely enough, it actually extends beyond the simple happiness a cone provides.  

If you happen to see a child eating an ice cream cone, pay close attention. Notice how the child holds the cone. More often than not, it is off to the side with the cone nearly tipped upside down. Kids hold ice cream with complete disregard for the laws of physics because they don't know the laws of physics. And stunningly, the ice cream almost never falls. It's a law of naivete that sometimes seems more powerful than gravity because it involves a sugar cone and rainbow sprinkles.  


Amalia said...

But I like wafer cones. Those papery, tasteless ones that everyone hates. SO good.

MFB said...

CUP! You're alienating your OCD audience, Jessica. And don't even Dr. Marvin me. It's a freaking condition.

I'm with you on the sugar cone though. If and when I go cone, always, always it's a sugar cone.

Not the rainbow sprinkles.

Gah! Just can't get it right. We should clearly never have ice cream together (cause it's gone so well in the past...)

pilgrimchick said...

Cone is definitely the right answer.