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When We Had Ice Cream is a poem by Michael Rosen from the book, Selected Poems.

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When We Had Ice Cream - Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

When We Had Ice Cream - Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

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When we had ice cream.

When we had ice cream, we'd sit around saying, "Mmmm this is nice, this is really nice." But then my dad would say, "You know what this could with? Just a little bit of fruit salad with it."

So, next time we had ice cream, we'd have ice cream, with a little bit of fruit salad with it, and we'd sit around saying, "Mmm hmm mmm this is nice, this is really nice." But then my dad would say, "You know what this could do with? Just a few chopped nuts on the top."

So, next time we have ice cream, we'd have ice cream, with a little bit of fruit salad with it, and, a few chopped nuts on top, and we'd sit around saying, "Mmm, this is nice, this is really nice." But then my dad would say, "You know what this could with? Few of those tiny bits of chocolate, scattered over the top." But my mother, wouldn't let him say anymore. "You're always the same you are! Nothing's ever good enough is it? I'll tell you something! If you don't like this cafe, find another one! You know why you're like this? I'll tell you. It was that Bubber of yours! It was her fault! She pampered you! All I ever hear is, "No one ever makes it like my Bubber did!" Well you can get this into your head! I'm, not, your, Bubber!"

And my dad would turn to us and say, "What did I say? What did I say wrong? All I said was that a few little bits of chocolate scattered over the top would be nice. They would be nice wouldn't they? Hm?"

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