Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Forget lemonade. She's going for the big bucks!
Summertime means lemonade and kool-aid stands. Little children sitting on the side of the road behind homemade signs calling out to you to stop and buy a swig of stuff that is bound to be watered down or not enough water so your lips curl and pucker.
Twenty-five cents seems to be the going rate these days for a good stiff glass of juice. It's always for a good cause though. When you pull over, the look of excitement that crosses the children's faces as they see a new sucker/I mean customer. Cha-ching! And you know that after a hard days work of standing in the heat of the day, all proceeds divided between the little hands that have dirt under their fingernails and scratches.....another sign of summer, each child will be lucky to walk away with...... twenty-five cents.
My baby girl decided she needed to earn some cold hard cash and fast. She had visions of things she wanted to buy at the 'Marts. No dinky lemonade stand was good enough for her. She sat in the kitchen and made puppets and sun catchers to sell. She was going to make big money.
Not ten minutes after being outside selling her wares, she came back in with a huge grin on her face. Success! She'd sold her stuff for a huge chunk of change and would I now take her to the 'Marts.
Guess that whole talk I gave her about not being disappointed if no one bought her stuff really paid off as she announced to me, "See? I told ya they'd buy what I made mom!"