My Life of What Ifs

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Would you like to buy some lemonade?

Here is just one more example of how our summer has reeked of tradition. We have gone strawberry picking, and we hit the library as often as we can. We have gone treasure hunting at garage sales and today and tomorrow we are having a sale of our own. Complete with a lemonade stand, or excuse me, a lemanade stand.

Our neighbors across the street are having a garage sale as well. So their three kids and my two are hosting the lemonade stand, and what fantastic hosts they are! Don't plan on getting up the driveway before you are accosted by one of the sales team. "We have lemonade for 25 cents a glass, or a bottled water for 50 cents." They must be cute (well of course they are) because they are pulling in the cash today. They come running every time someone says "keep the change", or if someone isn't thirsty but gives them money anyway.

It's been a real treat to watch. The neighbor kids are 10, eight and four, with my two sandwiched between at almost nine and five. When we met them 6 years ago, two of the five kids didn't even exist. They are growing up together and are having the best time. So how lovely that they can experience entrepreneurship all together, and how lovely that they can take turns counting their cash every 15 minutes. But the best part for me is when I have to tell them every 15 minutes how much they will each get, and they run off to discuss all the ways to spend it.


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