Ice Cream

Last week, I took my grandchildren to a restaurant. My six-year-old grand-son asked if he could say grace.

As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty and justice for all! Amen!”

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!”

Hearing this, my grand-son burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?”

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my grand-son and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.”

“Really?” my grand-son asked.

“Cross my heart,” the man replied.

Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.”

Naturally, I bought my grand-children ice cream at the end of the meal. My grand-son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.

With a big smile he told her, “Here, this is for you. Shove it up your behind you grouchy old bat!”

Kinda touches your heart doesn’t it?

Image Credit: bloguez

  62 comments for “Ice Cream

  1. June 16, 2015 3:19 am at 3:19 am

    Well, I hope she enjoyed her ice cream. 🙂

    • June 16, 2015 11:13 am at 11:13 am

      I'm sure she didn't. She probably doesn't enjoy much. 🙂

  2. June 16, 2015 3:40 am at 3:40 am


    • June 16, 2015 3:41 am at 3:41 am

      I suck at emojis. That's not what I meant.
      I'll stick with WOW! 🙂

    • June 16, 2015 11:13 am at 11:13 am

      Well this works too. 🙂

    • June 16, 2015 11:13 am at 11:13 am

      Okay, this works even better. 🙂

  3. June 16, 2015 4:21 am at 4:21 am

    That sure touched my heart! Hahaha

    Have a FAB-u-lous Toosday. Big hugs, honey…

    • June 16, 2015 11:14 am at 11:14 am

      Bless her heart is what you said right. 🙂

  4. June 16, 2015 4:28 am at 4:28 am

    Now that is a great story. Too funny and smart kid. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a wonderful day.

    • June 16, 2015 11:14 am at 11:14 am

      I love these kinds of endings. Not expected at all. 🙂

  5. June 16, 2015 4:47 am at 4:47 am

    I bet her butt was cold LOLOL yayyyyyy too the boy

    Have a vanillatastic day Sandee :-h

    • June 16, 2015 11:14 am at 11:14 am

      This kid rocks. 🙂

  6. June 16, 2015 5:20 am at 5:20 am

    Bwwwah! I didn't see THAT coming! Have a great day! xoxoxo

    • June 16, 2015 11:15 am at 11:15 am

      You have a great day too Caren. 🙂

  7. June 16, 2015 5:32 am at 5:32 am

    Smart boy, he's going to be the president of a company in the future. I hope he received another bowl of ice cream for his trouble? Even a double scoop. Ha,ha,ha. Have an ice cream cool Tuesday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • June 16, 2015 11:16 am at 11:16 am

      I'm sure he made his dad very proud. 🙂

  8. June 16, 2015 5:41 am at 5:41 am

    Unexpected turn to a spiritual journey!
    Have a great day!

    • June 16, 2015 11:16 am at 11:16 am

      Exactly my friend. 🙂

  9. June 16, 2015 5:41 am at 5:41 am

    Awww man! I loved the story until the end. I wanted the ending to be as sweet as the rest of the story.

    • June 16, 2015 11:16 am at 11:16 am

      Sorry Jean. I love the sick endings. It's just my sense of humor. 🙂

  10. June 16, 2015 5:58 am at 5:58 am

    That's cold.

    • June 16, 2015 11:17 am at 11:17 am

      Yes it is. Very cold, but funny. 🙂

  11. June 16, 2015 6:17 am at 6:17 am


    The boy brought tears to my eyes. Then made me laugh.. w-)

    • June 16, 2015 11:17 am at 11:17 am

      Excellent Michelle, excellent. 🙂

  12. June 16, 2015 6:40 am at 6:40 am

    One of it not your best ever!!

    • June 16, 2015 11:17 am at 11:17 am

      I found your twisted sense of humor. Finally. 🙂

  13. June 16, 2015 7:05 am at 7:05 am

    LOL…I think it would have been touching if maybe he'd said, "God told me to bring this to you. You need it more than I do!" But this way is much more "sock it to her!"

    • June 16, 2015 11:18 am at 11:18 am

      This is really a sock it to her indeed. 🙂

  14. June 16, 2015 7:09 am at 7:09 am

    I think she already had a grocery store where the sun don't shine.

    • June 16, 2015 11:18 am at 11:18 am

      And it fits too Kismet. The store that is. 🙂

  15. June 16, 2015 7:35 am at 7:35 am

    oh myyyyyyyyyy…..snicker chortle! Have a ice cream kinda day!

    • June 16, 2015 11:18 am at 11:18 am

      You too honey. You too. 🙂

  16. June 16, 2015 7:39 am at 7:39 am

    Oh that is something my husband would so do and my Dad too, if he were still here! Thanks for sharing this cute story 🙂

    • June 16, 2015 11:19 am at 11:19 am

      I love this sense of humor a lot. 🙂

  17. June 16, 2015 8:18 am at 8:18 am

    Well, it certainly touched my funny bone! Heeheehee!

    • June 16, 2015 11:20 am at 11:20 am

      Mine too and I wasn't expecting this ending. I liked it though. 🙂

  18. June 16, 2015 8:36 am at 8:36 am

    Your grandson's prayer and warm heart have touched me deeply. Love this, Sandee! I want to thank you so much for including my blog link in your yesterday's post. 🙂

    • June 16, 2015 11:20 am at 11:20 am

      It's a good way to get new readers with the links too. You have some funny stuff on your blog and some adorable critters too. 🙂

  19. June 16, 2015 10:40 am at 10:40 am

    Kids will say anything! 🙂

    Hope you're having a great day Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

    • June 16, 2015 11:21 am at 11:21 am

      Yes they will. Bless their hearts.

      You have a fabulous day too. Scritches to the girls. 🙂

  20. June 16, 2015 11:24 am at 11:24 am

    Laughing…you got me…this is a great post. I enjoyed reading it, and I'm still laughing…

    Have a great day Sandee.

    "Huge hugs" to you and yours,


    • June 16, 2015 11:43 am at 11:43 am

      It was a surprise ending wasn't it. Yes it was. Love you sweetie. 🙂

  21. June 16, 2015 11:26 am at 11:26 am

    Oh, and I want to know more about Little Bit. I'm so behind…I'm guessing he or she is a cat? If so, send Little Bit "scritches" from me o.k.?


    • June 16, 2015 11:44 am at 11:44 am

      Little Bit is a dog. I'm highly allergic to cats, but if I wasn't I'd be the cat lady. I'll send you the links about her. 🙂

    • June 17, 2015 12:15 am at 12:15 am

      Oh, thank you I would love that. I don't know if you remember any of my posts about my Golden Retriever, "Wendy" but we had her for twelve years. Wendy helped me rear my son; meaning when he went outside to play she went with him, and told on him several times.

      Thanks for telling me. Send Little huge hugs from me. :)))

    • June 17, 2015 9:05 am at 9:05 am

      I do remember Wendy. Remember I've been reading your blog for a very long time. 🙂

  22. June 16, 2015 11:37 am at 11:37 am

    Dear Sandee, God is certainly good!! xoxo Catherine

    • June 16, 2015 11:44 am at 11:44 am

      He certainly is Catherine, he certainly is. 🙂

  23. June 16, 2015 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm

    I've heard this one before but it didn't have the same ending. I like this one a whole lot better 🙂

    • June 16, 2015 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm

      I do too. Someone jazzed this up very well. 🙂

  24. June 16, 2015 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm

    hahahahaha!! it touched my heart!! as a matter of fact I almost cried because I laugh so hard!!

    • June 17, 2015 9:02 am at 9:02 am

      Yep, that was the point Rocks. 🙂

  25. June 16, 2015 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm

    Yup, bet that dad was proud. Lol! Such a sweet sensitive child. Yessiree.

    • June 17, 2015 9:02 am at 9:02 am

      This is my kind of kid. 🙂

  26. June 17, 2015 1:25 am at 1:25 am

    oh, a double whammy ending on that one. bahahahaha! xoxo

    • June 17, 2015 9:03 am at 9:03 am

      It was and that's the part I liked the very best. 🙂

  27. LAC
    June 17, 2015 4:31 am at 4:31 am

    Priceless!!! I am starting to think that "Why I never.." Is right up there with "Bless her heart". So in this case, I simply say, Hmmph, Bless HER heart! Rude old witch. I really would have been devastated if someone did that to my daughter.

    • June 17, 2015 9:03 am at 9:03 am

      I would be devastated too. It's not right one bit. 🙂

  28. June 17, 2015 5:46 am at 5:46 am

    I am glad the elderly gentleman came over to encourage your grandson. One never knows what kids are going to say. They are very frank and honest with their words.

    • June 17, 2015 9:03 am at 9:03 am

      Kids tell the truth. It's fun to see them in action. Most of the time anyway. 🙂

  29. June 17, 2015 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm

    Dang, I do LOVE that ending…some pun intended 😉

    • June 17, 2015 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm

      No one was really expecting that ending. I know I wasn't. 🙂

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