Friday, September 4, 2009

Rite of Passage

Yesterday my two munchkins came into my room with a plan. They wanted to sell Lemonade, water and cookies. Ugh. The last thing I wanted to do was sit outside and sell lemonade BUT I am a good mommy and said, "okay but we need to go to the store." They discussed with me their plan and how they wanted to charge $1.oo and I told them they couldn't do that because no one is going to buy lemonade for a dollar and we settled on .50 cents.

Later on in the afternoon I took them to buy lemonade and cookies. They were very excited. We came home and set everything up at the end of the driveway. A friend came over to help and purchase some goods.

They had a great turn out. They made $10.00. They decided to charge $1.00 for a cup of lemonade and a cookie. People would drive quickly up the street and then come back and buy something. They were so happy. In turn that made mommy happy.

It occurred to me as they were doing it, this was a rite of passage for them. The whole foray into childhood of selling lemonade out of their driveway. So cool.

Getting ready for business
Some friends came over to help

PS I know my 100th post is next but I have been so pre-occupied lately that I am still thinking of that post so it may be my 107th post (seven is my favorite number - unless of course I get it together today since I have lots I want to share from the past few days).


  1. what a great day it turned out to be. sounds like you have little future business owners to me :)

  2. Great plan and a good profit too! Proud mama for sure.

  3. How cool is that, little entrepreneurs in the making!