Yesterday Dude 2 had his tonsils taken out.
The surgery went well; done in 20 minutes flat.
He did a couple of creepy things in the recovery room courtesy of the anesthesia, but overall he is in good spirits, and working his way through a Costco sized bottle of prescription pain reliever.
I will write a more informative post about how and why we decided to go under the knife, but before that…
It’s the one thing they use to convince kids everywhere that a tonsillectomy won’t hurt like a mother be so bad and, even if it is, all of the ice cream on the planet will make that all the way better.
Day 1 post-op it seems to be doing the trick, but that’s mostly because in an act of awesomeness most can only hope to duplicate, we spent yesterday afternoon making our very own flavor to entice our little healing patient with.
This was actually our first foray into homemade ice cream making. I believe I was still scared from the late 80s when my dad forced me to spend hours cranking the handle on this rickety old number he’d purchased. I remember going at it in the hot desert sun with him, and then, after all of my hard work, getting about three tablespoons of the creamy goodness from the mini-sized bowl the machine was equipped with.
I was turned off for eternity by the idea of slaving over an ice cream machine.
YayLabs! sent us this ball of goodness…
It’s their Soft Shell Ice Cream Ball that makes getting homemade ice cream into your belly a billion times more fun.
Dudes 1 and 3 got together in the yard a couple of days ago to use it to make some chocolate chip ice cream for Dude 2 to enjoy following his surgery.
They had a blast rolling the ball all over the yard to make the milk go ice cream-y.
A few things to note…
1. The ice cream you can make in the ball is more like soft serve and less like what you get scooped out at Baskin Robbins or some such place.
2. This would be awesome at a party. Make a game, like musical chairs maybe, but, pass the ball from person to person and when the music stops whoever has it is out. With just two Dudes in the hot yard doing all of the shaking, arms got tired and brains got bored before the 30 minute mark and I had to take a turn. I didn’t want a turn.
3. The ball is for shaking and rolling, not drop kicking. If you have Dudes, you probably want to be real clear about this one. Possibly I speak from experience.
4. You can buy an inflatable cover for your YayLabs! ice cream maker ball so it’s more durable when you play with it while your ice cream shakes.
Disclosure: We received a YayLabs! Soft Shell Ice Cream Ball to try out in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine and have only been partially influenced by the deliciousness of the ice cream we made.