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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a second child will taste certain tastes at a younger age than their bigger sibling. Because if it isn’t the big sister sharing her bounty (of both the treasure and the chocolate bar variety) that introduces a little something sweet, it will certainly be the result of the indignant wails of the aforementioned tiny one when she notices that another member of the family is eating something that she doesn’t have.

Double the wails if the someone is Kitty.

And so it was with ice-cream. Elma noticed, demanded her share, poked a little finger into my portion, tasted, and decided that this was a food she should be eating (as to be fair has just about everything else she’s ever tried).

And so when Sunday lunch is finished off with Sunday ice cream cone, Miss Elma gets her fair share, a cone and a little mini scoop of vanilla.

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

She’s got to the point where I think she recognises the sound of the freezer door opening; she certainly recognises the tub appearing on the table and when we hand over a cone she looks ready to burst with happiness.

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

She sits up in her chair, carefully eating around the top edge, then turns it upside down and bites off the bottom, before turning it back the right way (usually just before the whole thing plops into her lap) and slowly demolishing the remainder as stray drips work their way down the inside and drizzle out onto her fingers leaving her delightedly sticky.

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life


Now that’s the way to enjoy your food.

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  • Michelle 21/04/2014 at 9:39 am

    ahh bless her! You can tell how much she is enjoying her ice cream, so cute πŸ™‚ xx

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 10:00 pm

      thank you – she’s such a sweetie!

  • Fiona 21/04/2014 at 10:07 am

    How adorable is she?! Ice-cream after dinner is a deserved treat πŸ™‚

    Fiona @ http://www.dollydowsie.com

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:59 pm

      It’s a favourite Sunday ritual in the summer – shades of my own childhood I think!

  • Anna-Marie 21/04/2014 at 11:08 am

    Oh how gorgeous is Elma!!! I love this and nothing quite like Ice-cream! Yum xx

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Franki | Little Luca & Me 21/04/2014 at 3:04 pm

    Ahaha love the little face that is absolutely saying “Look, I got ice-cream and mum said I couldn’t have any muhahahah” x

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:59 pm

      She’s definitely full of glee isn’t she!

  • Sally 21/04/2014 at 3:12 pm

    Definitely the way to enjoy food! Ice cream has always been the food my ‘subsequent’ children have loved getting their hands on far earlier than I’d have liked too! They just seem to know it’s something special!

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:57 pm

      Maybe their big siblings whisper the secret when we’re not looking!

  • Merlinda (@pixiedusk) 21/04/2014 at 8:16 pm

    These photos are so nice. Really captured her love of ice cream =P #livingarrows

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:56 pm

      thank you πŸ™‚

  • Karen 21/04/2014 at 11:11 pm

    Hee hee, little ones and ice cream. Just adorable x

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:55 pm

      thank you so much!

  • Steph @MisplacedBrit 22/04/2014 at 4:56 am

    Cutie!! Yes, Mr 1 has been ‘tasting’ ice-cream every time we’ve eaten it since starting our road trip in California 3 1/2 weeks ago… there is NO WAY you can step out of the car to have a ‘break’, eat ice-cream & him not be getting any!!! – Yes I recognise the cheeky face of a younger sibling who just struck gold! πŸ™‚

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:55 pm

      Kitty got her first ice cream when we were on holiday – you can’t eat an ice cream with a little one in a sling without them getting a taste!

  • Sarah 23/04/2014 at 4:56 pm

    Aww – she certainly looks like she’s enjoying it, and why not?

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:51 pm

      well quite – ice cream is definitely one of the finer things in life!

  • Donna 23/04/2014 at 9:10 pm

    Completely agree with this post – Little Man has had so many things so much earlier than his big sister had, ice cream being one of them!
    I love those photos, her facial expressions are priceless! x

    • Carie 25/04/2014 at 9:51 pm

      thank you – she is just so happy to have a little ice cream!