“Ice cream truck man is being inconsiderate – but husband says I’m ridiculous”
A woman has shared her frustration that her ice cream truck’s “bright music” unsettles her daughter as she drives on her “quiet residential street” until 8pm
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The musical chimes of an ice cream truck are intended to ignite happy hoppers with rattling pennies in their hands.
When you’re preparing to indulge in a delicious treat – from a popsicle to a 99p flake – it should be anything but a child’s nightmare.
However, a woman on Mumsnet has described how her daughter is “really scared” by the “bright music” from the popular truck that roams the streets.
In her postShe wanted to complain about the behavior but asked if she was being unreasonable as her husband thought she was “ridiculous”.
The mother described how the truck can pull up on the “quiet” street anytime after 8pm – and her daughter’s bedtime is 7pm.
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The post read: “So we live on a quiet residential street.
“My daughter goes to bed at 7pm every night, 3-4 nights a week an ice cream truck drives and parks down our street blaring out its ice cream truck music.
“This varies in timing but may last as late as 8pm.
“This wakes my daughter up every time and it takes her ages to settle in,” she added. “She’s really scared.”
The woman said she wanted to speak to the ice cream man about the petty behavior despite her husband’s dissenting opinion.
“My husband thinks I’m ridiculous,” she said. “I think it’s cheeky to blare out loud music at 8 p.m.
“We closed her window and white noise in her room but it still wakes her up.
“I know I could put her to bed as soon as he gets there but he doesn’t come every night so it’s hard to know and she’s tired by 7pm.
The woman explained that after waking up, her child takes about “30 minutes” to calm down.
Users fled to the post’s comments section to share their thoughts on the ordeal.
One person wrote: “Could be worse – I hear some people have music in their gardens until 10:30pm.”
However, another person came to the woman’s defense.
“It annoys me when they go out late,” they wrote.
“Their demographic is kids and they’ll drop by when kids are getting ready for bed, probably just to piss off the parents, and will probably refuse to buy in the van out of spite.”
Another parent agreed: “I find this frustrating too, but our ice cream man is really nice and gave my kids free ice cream once, so now I feel guilty if I ever get a little mad about time again!”
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