Friday, March 30, 2012

Thrifty's Ice Cream and Taco Trucks

Tonight, while at Rite Aid awaiting our Thrifty's ice cream, L and P wandered over to the display next to the ice cream counter and began looking at the model cars that were for sale.  It didn't take long before I heard L say, " The taco truck!  Mommy, they have the taco truck!"

I didn't know what he was talking about, and I was about to go to town on my Rocky Road/Coconut Pineapple combo, so I paid him no mind.

There's a reason why it's award-winning.
For a brief moment, everything fades away while I savor my double-decker.  A short while later, a little voice bubbles to my consciousness, and I realize it's L, saying again, "Mommy, they still have the taco truck!  Daddy wouldn't let me buy it last time, but it's still here!  If I use my money, can I buy it, pleeeeease?"

What is this taco truck he is talking about?  Let me show you.


Complete with interior detail and true-to-life menu options, this truck has to be the coolest, kitschy-est, most ridiculous item I've ever fallen in love with in my life.  And what makes it even better is that L has had his eye on this for at least a month and had the good sense to press the parent who he knew would see it his way.  Smart boy.

So we bought it, of course.

Has my sense of humor crossed that fine line between funny and tacky?  Who knows.  Maybe it's because I'm Mexican.  Maybe it's because I have an odd sense of humor.  Whatever the reason, the sight of this little taco truck on L's bedroom shelf, along with his "I bet this is totally going to be a collectible one day," puts a smile on my face.


4 comments:

Bigger than Average Mom said...

bah hah hah!!!

Jadzia@Toddlerisms said...

Aaand now I want ice cream AND tacos. Maybe an ice cream taco? My diet needs to be over soon.

Rebeccah said...

I totally dig the taco truck. Your offspring has excellent judgement!

NumberWhisperer said...

BTAM, L was so proud of that thing, he wanted to take it to Grandma's to show her!

Jadzia, you may not know it, but you just described a Choco Taco...google it. :)

Rebeccah, not sure my better half would agree with you!