How to entertain a family of five for < $10. And there’s ice cream!
Thanks to a congested commute on the southbound downtown connector Friday night, I had plenty of time to catch the following tweet: “Tonight is Family Fun Night @ Irwin Street Market! Come play games, enjoy ice cream and meet new friends!”
And then, “Secret Password! 10% off your ice cream purchase TODAY ONLY when you tell us ‘Jake’s Ice Cream is seriously cool!’”
So, we loaded up the Odyssey and headed up Boulevard toward Irwin Street. The Mrs, the tween, and the toddler gathered around a Connect Four game while I read the required catchphrase off my Blackberry before ordering two double scoops of Chocolate Slap Yo Mamma and Strawberry Fields. The scooper even agreed to divide the two doubles into four cups, so we wouldn’t have to endure spoon sparring between strategic plastic disk dropping.
As Connect Four gave way to Uno, the infant watched while the rest of us enjoyed our sweet desserts and Michael Jackson oldies until naptime pulled us away.
The bill was $8.65 after the Twitter discount, meaning we successfully entertained five for under ten bucks, and I looked like the smart head of household for making it happen. Think about it. This could be your backseat next Friday night: