Aggrieved Prospect Park parents took to their computers to vent about spring's criminal mastermind: the ice cream man. In an effort to make sure that Park Slope is free of anything resembling kids acting like normal kids, the moms are on a mission to get the vendors—and their loathsome treats— out of the park.
One mother details her harrowing experience with a whiny child:
Along with the first truly beautiful day of the year, my son and I had our first ruined day at the playground...Two different people came into the actual playground with ice cream/Italian ice push carts. I was able to avoid it for a little while but eventually I left with a crying 4-year-old.
No longer willing to watch helplessly as their children fall victim to the siren-song of the ice cream man, these mothers are taking a stand. "I should not have to fight with my children every warm day on the playground just so someone can make a living!" chimes in Dorothy Scanlan on the thread. Ice cream vendors looking to "make a living" in Prospect Park are advised to proceed cautiously, these women will pry each and every last popsicle from the hands of anyone who stands in their way.