Patchy (who is Ari’s beloved stuffed dog) started driving a Tonka dump truck around the house a few months ago. Patchy kept crashing the truck into walls. Patchy received multiple warnings. Eventually, Patchy’s truck was impounded — multiple times — in our basement. Eventually, Patchy learned how to operate his dump truck responsibly. In an effort to slow himself down, Ari helped Patchy, hook-in a digger, and the dump truck magically became an ice cream truck.
This morning, I found Patchy riding on top of the dump truck with the digger attached. I noticed an assortment of play food atop the trucks.
“What else is Patchy selling today?” I asked Ari.
“He’s selling buttermilk cake, see?” Ari asked as he pointed at the toy cake balanced on top of the digger.
“Yes, I see the cake. Is it a pastry truck now?”
“It’s an ice-cream-pastry truck!” Ari declared as he helped Patchy make his way across the house.
“Of course! I should’ve known it was an ice-cream-pastry truck!”
18 thoughts on “An Ice-Cream-Pastry Truck #SOL21”
I love this ice-creamy-pastry-truck Slice. I love the imagination of kids. This is so cute.
What a brilliant idea: an ice-cream-pastry truck! If Ari and Patchy come to my neighbourhood, I’ll buy something for sure, as long as the truck isn’t impounded.
Sounds like a winner to me with the best of both treats! I like the pastries and my husband likes the ice cream!
Yes! Brilliant idea. I’d be a customer for sure!
I can hear both of you in this post! And I love how you tuck in some past patterns with Patchy and his driving record.
Mmmm, sounds just delightful, there should be one in every neighbourhood!
I love this slice about Ari and Patchy and his dump truck! You really captured his spirit! Thank you, Stacey!!
I’d like someone to come to the end of my driveway and serve me a piece of blueberry pie warm, with vanilla ice cream on top! Brilliant idea Ari! So glad you are capturing these slices for him! And us too!
A clever (the writing and the imaginative play!)
Lovely little Slice capturing your boy’s beautiful imagination. Let them play!! You have a keen observer’s eye and your details helped truly set the scene. XX
Yes! I hope his truck will stop at my house!
I am glad to see that Patchy is still a part of Ari’s life! I think an ice-cream pastry truck could be something people would love. Maybe Ari is on to something big!
Patchy is front and center in Ari’s life! He goes on every car ride with us. (Though we don’t let him out of the car much these days because of Covid.)
An ice cream-pastry truck…boy could I use one of those. Have Ari drive up this way. He will definitely have a customer.
Haha! I wish Patchy could swing by my house with some ice cream and buttermilk cake! Sounds delightful!
Delightful slice to remember a precious moment. Thanks for sharing!
So, it seems there’s a consensus that an ice-cream-pastry truck would be a good thing. Maybe it needs to become a thing. (I’m thinking Tyler Florence and the great food truck race!)
I am glad Patchy became a responsible driver at last – what entrepreneurs he and his creative owner are!