Parents attempt to get ice cream carts banned from their local playground. One Brooklyn community is aggravated with dealing with the carts and having to explain to their children that they don’t have to keep buying the cold treats every time they come around.
This topic began with a mother named Sarah taking to the web in a clearly casual blog post on parkslopeparents.com.
“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.”
Dorothy Scanlan, another park mother posted, “I should not have to fight with my children every warm day on the playground just so someone can make a living! I too was at the 9th Street Playground on Monday, and one of the vendors just handed my 4-year-old an ice cream cone. I was furious.”
This posting is no longer on the original blog, parkslopeparents.com. Yet, it was briskly retrieved by other media outlets, and they took a new spin on the situation.
“You have those very involved in the community, who are obsessed with their children — which is a good thing, when you want the best for your children,” said Zoraida Walker, a mother who also had her child at the Harmony Playground Monday. “However, I think they take it to a fanatical level, which gives the community a bad rap… they can make an issue out of everything.”
Walker added: “No means no. It’s a treat, and if you’re not earning those treats, then you don’t get them. And if you’re gonna cry about, cry about it.”