Today we wandered down to a music contest starring our oldest and her band, er, her band club. The adventure ended with ice cream and disappointment.
The contest featured dozens of high school bands each with 10 minutes to perform before they were rushed off for pictures and waiting. There were lots of rules, mainly no pictures or video in the concert hall unless you buy it from the professionals.
Our oldest’s band did well (and will be moving on the next part of the contest) although I felt it was not their best performance of the song.
After their turn, I took the opportunity to bolt for home as our oldest wouldn’t be performing again.
On the way home I decided I needed some soft serve ice cream. In fact I was craving it. I even passed better, more expensive variations of ice cream because was in the mood for soft serve. I went for the cheapest only to discover that particular McDonald’s branch didn’t sell ice cream. Then I went to a different restaurant where I got a big cup and a little bit of ice cream for a substantial price.
It was tasty, but it was a disappointment.
Later, She Who Must Be Obeyed and our youngest came home. It turns out they had also been craving soft serve, but they’d found a better version. I broke at least one commandment involving coveting at that point and committed ice cream adultery in my heart.
However, because our oldest is moving on, I’ll have the chance on Tuesday to get real soft serve.
Of course, I’ll probably be craving something else at that point. I hope I’ll be able to find it.