It may seem silly, especially in winter, but when GranolaGirl and I lived in Colorado our favorite time to walk down to Baskin Robbins for a cone was during a snow storm. We don’t get the opportunity often in Tucson, AZ, and we do yearn for some of those crisp days. These kind of things are great activities to do with the kids; i.e., you sometimes need to just forget “school” for the day and do silly things (e.g., backwards day, everybody-sings-opera day, and such), remembering to create special, fun memories.
A couple of years ago we found that we didn’t need a winter storm for our ice cream excursion because there is now an “official” International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day: 1st Saturday in February.
Here is the history of the holiday as passed along to us:
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Ruth and a little boy named Joe. Ruth and Joe grew up in the back of beyond in New York state where it was very very cold. Every winter between New Year’s Eve and April, life in up-state New York got extremely boring, so their parents invented a holiday to brighten up the dreary days of winter.
It was called Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. This was a wonderful holiday for children and parents alike because to celebrate you had to eat ice cream for breakfast on the first Saturday in February.
Well, Ruth and Joe grew up, moved around, told their friends, and spread the Ice Cream For Breakfast Day joy around the world. Join us in celebrating every year wherever you find yourself on the first Saturday in February.
So enjoy the day, and tell us what other fun things you do just be silly every now and then.