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?

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62 thoughts on “Ice Cream

  1. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    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

  2. Linda says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  3. LAC says:

    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.

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