All of a sudden, it’s warm again.

Alice comes home smelling like afternoon recess, her cheeks flushed  and her hair crazy with dried baby sweat.

I was thinking about what it was like to play hard in the sun. My mom and dad always had Push-ups in the freezer. They rolled them between their palms to soften the ice cream, then sent us outside.

The grocery store on the corner did not have ice cream Push-ups. This was disappointing, and also surprising. I thought they were kind of a staple.

Instead, we shared a Popsicle.


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