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Friday, July 25, 2014

The First Lemonade Stand

Summer is just flying by, isn't it?  This week, the kids talked me into having a lemonade stand in our front yard.  It was their first step into the business world and they were hoping to earn "tons and tons of money" so that they could each buy a camera before we leave for vacation to Yellowstone National Park in about two weeks.  
First, we made signs (I wrote them so that potential customers could actually read them and then the kids pumped them up with color).
Then they set up shop at the end of our driveway.  

We live on a fairly busy road, so I was hopeful that we'd get a drive-through customer or two, but after the first hour of selling the only customer was me and the kids were rather disappointed.  However, things perked up after that with a few cars stopping, some bicyclists pausing in their journey, and all our generous neighbors walking up and even tipping.  At the end of the day, after waving and smiling for almost three and a half hours, they decided they were hungry enough for supper to close up shop.  Grandpa Steve and Mrs. Ore arrived just in time to get the last cups of lukewarm lemonade and round out the money-making part of the venture at about $10!  That's big money to little kids!
Happy lemonade drinking and summertime relaxing everyone!


Anonymous said...

I was wrong about going for the sympathy business. Happy, smiling children are definitely the better sell. I'd've stopped for sure! :)

Dana said...

Well, next time you see some kids selling, stop! I was surprised, though, by who did stop. I expected any car traffic to be "Friendly Grandma" types. Instead, both of the car customers were quite young, and one was a fairly tough looking young man (but very sweet). Just goes to show, you can't judge a book by the cover.

Aaron said...

Huzzah for capitalism!