This week, we tried one of my old favorites but one that I know Maddy, Owen, and Cora had never tasted in all of their 5, 3, and 2 years–Root Beer Floats!
- Root Beer Floats: How could these not be a success, really? I am not even sure what prompted me to pick up a 6-pack of root beer the other day, but I’m glad I did.
July is National Ice-Cream Month, so in order to really celebrate–aside from having it as dessert nearly every day this month–I thought that ice-cream paired with a good, ole root beer was a treat that would be new and exciting for the kids. With so many flavors and textures, it really would be interesting to see how they liked it. This NFUF was a hit.
I poured in a half glass of root beer, then I topped it with vanilla ice-cream. This was Owen and Cora’s first time having soda; Maddy had it once in the fall at a wedding. These poor, poor kids are so sheltered. It was time to let loose.
Really, these were gone from the moment I put them in front of the kids.
Maddy said, It’s so spicy, Mom. And Owen, between slurps, told us that the beer really felt funny in [his] mouth. Cora wanted to pick up the ice-cream and screamed when we gave her a spoon, so we let her go and enjoy it however she wanted. My husband and I really just wanted to enjoy our floats in peace.
So it was a completely successful New For Us Friday, and I believe it’s one that they will not forget. I have been having a blast with these this summer; trying to rack my brain for new activities, foods, or events for us to try has really been fun. Any ideas? Send them my way!