Someday I will learn not to take any children to the grocery store with me. I am fully aware that when you shop with a child you end up purchasing more than you intended. I went for milk and to pick up prescriptions. I ended up with ice cream too. Ice cream on a very cold day.
On the way to the checkout I had a brilliant idea! I often have brilliant ideas-I just never implement them. Okay, so maybe my ideas are not really brilliant, but they are ideas that do not cause harm. That should be good, right?
My lovely idea was to create some little ice cream balls and cover them with the hard shell ice cream chocolate.
So, we went to the ice cream topping section of the store. For some reason, I just didn’t want to buy that stuff. Then came another brilliant idea. Make it myself! Was it possible? Could I really make this hardshell chocolate topping myself? I pulled out my phone to find out. One quick internet search and I found a two ingredient recipe. Yay! I actually had all of the ingredients.
One thing I have learned as an adult is that I do not excel at many things beyond patience. I love crafts, but I do nothing like what you see from others online. I am no Pinterest perfect crafter or anything else for that matter. However, that did not stop me from making these treats and involving my kids. Involving them made it so much better.
My ice cream treats were not perfectly round shapes. Chocolate ended up all over the place—and all over my youngest. We used several forks and spoons and more than one towel and washcloth. However, it was all worth it, and afterward I felt good.
I felt good because I have not bothered, or felt like, being creative for several weeks. I have felt lost. It felt good to do something to help get me out of the funk I have been in for what seems like months. It also got me to get my camera out and take pictures. Heck, I even figured I would take pictures of the lovely little snacks on top of my tiny fancy dish.