For fewer drips, plop your kid's ice cream cone upside down into a cup
This may be one of those hacks we all do automatically, but in case someone hasn't thought of it and is tired of wiping the ice cream rivulets running down their kids' arms...
From Jamie at BlondeMomBlog:
When I took my girls, ages 6 and 3, to McDonald's for soft-serve ice cream I asked for a spoon and cup so I could "dump" my 3-year-old's ice cream into the cup so she could eat it with a spoon (she tends to freak out as the ice cream starts to rapidly melt). Asking for extra napkins doesn't hurt, either.
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