Let Them Eat Cake
That's my step-ladder. I never knew my real ladder, it left before I was born.
Tried that with my girls when they were younger as wellMy sister in law used to tell her kids that, when an ice cream van was playing a tune, it meant that it had run out of ice cream and not to waste time coming out to buy some. They now all have kids of their own. I wonder if they will pass on the advice and create a family tradition.