Ice Cream Cones Fit for a Fetus


It was time for a little dessert.  Little did I know that “little” would be the operative word.  Yes, I am on a diet.  I was craving some ice cream and wanted to put the ice cream in a cone.  I knew we had cones because the box of cones was on the dining room table the other night when I came home from work.

I took the box out of the cabinet and opened it up.  Something was strange.  Very strange.  There were way too many cones in the box.  I removed one of the packages and it was as if I had hit the cone jackpot, there were so many of them.  About one second transpired before I realized something was very wrong.

The End of Days did not occur yesterday.  Thank God (since the End of Days did not occur, does that mean there is no God?  I digress).  Instead, for a split second I thought I had been instantaneously transported to the world of the Lilliputians from “Gulliver’s Travels.”  Because all of sudden, I was a giant, surrounded by cones the size of my thumb.  Literally.

I started to exclaim “What the f**k!” but caught myself because we were talking about a child-friendly subject and I didn’t want to offend my kids (as if).  I started to laugh, my husband saw why I was laughing and he started to laugh too, and then the girls joined in.

I know a lot of emphasis has been put on childhood obesity, but cones the size of a thumb aren’t really going to make a dent in the problem.  They’re so impractical, they’re not even cute.  Sixty cones in the box, five calories apiece.


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