Last week I noticed that Edith was acting out and expressing behavior that really isn’t typical. This usually means she needs some quality time with Aaron or I. Luckily, I had the hottest ticket in town and took her out of summer camp for the day to go check out The Museum of Ice Cream.
If you haven’t heard of it, The Museum of Ice Cream is a pop-up museum in the Meatpacking District, directly across from the Whitney Museum, that is open to the public (although tickets are currently sold out) running until August 31st.
When you first walk in you’re greeted by a huge neon sign and a scoop of ice cream. I know the ice cream is on a rotating schedule of vendors but I think we had the Black Tap version of vanilla, fruit loops, marshmallows, and a lime syrup. The staff were all so friendly and made the experience really lovely. Edith especially loved the extra attention.
Next up is an edible helium balloon made out of sugar and taffy. I didn’t manage to snag a picture of it because I think the girl making ours was having a really hard time. Ours would deflate the second she handed it to us, but oh well!
Next up, you walk through the “Chocolate Room”. Here’s where things got a little disappointing for me (to be honest). It was dark, smelled terrible, and you couldn’t eat any chocolate. The best part of the Chocolate Room was leaving and finding yourself in the pool everyone in NYC is talking about….the sprinkle pool!
As you can see, they aren’t real sprinkles. It is tiny plastic beads that you’ll be fishing out of your clothes and hair for days but Edith was in absolute heaven. She would have stayed and played in there all day long. Her face jumping off the diving board into a pool of sprinkles is priceless!
The verdict? I’m glad I got tickets last month. If you didn’t…don’t feel bad. You’re not really missing out. Unless you’re 4 years old. Then you are definitely missing out. After our ice cream date we made our way out to get some real food, visit Dad at work, and then headed back to Brooklyn to pick up Sissy.
I always love these days when we are out and about in the city just me and my big girl. Four is proving to be my favorite age yet. We can go out and get our nails done, have real conversations, stay out for hours without a stroller. I mostly love hearing what she thinks of the things going on around us. I’m constantly in awe of how much she takes in. I hope that she will always remember these days of just the two of us and the special bond we have.
Photos by Julia Elizabeth for Lucky Penny