That’s why she invented the Dripstik, a plastic holder that lets little children gobble down popsicles and ice cream cones without making a sticky, grotesque mess.
And kids across the country are screaming their heads off about it. They aren’t taking this insult lying down — unless, of course, it’s naptime. What’s the point of eating ice cream if you can’t smear it all over your face and hair — or better still, all over your baby sister?
The Dripstik features a slot for frozen treats like popsicles and fudgesicles on one end. Turn it around and there’s a hole for ice cream cones at the other. Around each slot is a trough designed to catch drips and eliminate mess. In other words, no more Chunky Monkey oozing down your toddler’s grubby little paws.
In Price’s defense, she’s probably trying to maintain her last shred of sanity. That’s what happens when you defy commonsense and have five kids in seven years. (We won’t tell you what she named them, but check out the “our story” section of her website. If this business doesn’t work out, she might have a second career as a baby naming consultant.)
“In my quest for a perfect home… I found myself constantly wiping up puddles on countertops and throwing away stained summer clothing I’d just spent the weekend sewing,” says Price, who is probably trying a bit too hard.
What’s next for Price? Swing sets that don’t swing? Bubbles that don’t blow?
We recommend she take a nice, long vacation to think about it. But don’t call us to babysit.