The "ice scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" song just took on a
new meaning for New York children. Misguided liberal parents unwilling to use
the word "no" are seeking to squelch the joy of others by banning treat vendors,
according to the New York Post.
If a small group of Brooklyn parents has its
way, the bell of the ice
cream truck will ring no more in Prospect Park. The Park Slope Parents group is leading the
charge to ban ice cream
vendors from neighborhood public parks because they are tired of
listening to children "throw tantrums" when refused a sweet treat by their
Overwrought parents seeking to eradicate one
of the traditional pleasures of childhood blame potential obesity and ruined
park visits for their movement. Learning restraint and to take no for an answer
is an important life lesson for children.