I was planning to take the kids out tonight for a cheap scoop of ice cream at Baskin Robbins, but had a change in my plans. First of all, our homeschooling gathering is today, and the friend who is hosting told me she’ll be serving a meat meal. Waiting six hours for the kids to be dairy means it would be late at night when we went out for the ice cream, and that doesn’t sound very fun to me.
Secondly, my two littlest ones seem to have come down with a stomach bug. Even if we weren’t having a late fleishig (meat) lunch, I won’t feed them ice cream when their systems are already down. But – I’m sharing the information in case any of you want to take advantage of this offer. Here are details: http://www.baskinrobbins.com/Spotlight/31CentScoopNight.aspx?cid=718465&jid=17365689&mc=XX&eid=1323989&cmpid=email_ext_000019_1
Be prepared for a long line. If you can, you might want to go at the very beginning (the hours are 5 – 10, so get there before 5), so that your wait won’t be as long. The advantage of waiting longer is it gives your children more time to decide what flavor they want – you need to know by the time you get up to the front and they’re ready to serve you.
The last time I went was two years ago, and someone came over to me and told me she wanted to pay for our entire family’s ice creams. And when we got to the front, sure enough, she had paid for double scoops for everyone – wasn’t that nice? But even if you don’t have the good fortune that we had to get free ice cream, it’s still quite inexpensive and a nice treat. We only go out for ice cream on bargain or free nights (meaning once or twice a year, max), so it keeps it special for the kids.