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The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« on: July 17, 2017, 02:27:29 PM »
My 8-year-old has started a lemonade stand in our front yard. When she suggested the idea, which is to raise money to buy souvenirs when she goes to the beach with her grandmother and cousins next week, we figured it would be good for a couple of hours.

Three business days and a Saturday later, she's going strong. Today she upgraded the stand, investing some of her earnings into cookie dough, which she baked and is selling alongside the drinks. Breaking down her per-hour income, and I'm fairly sure she's making more than I did in my college summer job.

At Christmas, she stood at the corner with a sign telling passers by she would sing for money so she could buy Christmas presents. That also worked.
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Re: The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 02:46:29 PM »
What a go-getter.
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Re: The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 02:51:49 PM »
How long do you have before the cops show up and ask for her business license and food inspection certificate?
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Re: The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 02:53:42 PM »
That's cute!   :D
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Re: The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 02:57:58 PM »
How long do you have before the cops show up and ask for her business license and food inspection certificate?

Not a worry here. It's almost weird how much people like not being with the times in such ways in this town.

We did once have a cop show up and tell us letting the kids play in the yard invited human traffickers. His evidence was that when he rolled up to the stop sign, the boy talked to him. Not that he talked to some some random stranger (which wouldn't really bother me, either), but to a uniformed cop.

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Re: The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 03:06:18 PM »
I wish our kids could have a lemonade stand. Although I am also happy that our home is out in the country so cars/people aren't passing regularly either. I had a lemonade stand one summer as a kid. I cheated and used powdered CountryTime lemonade though.

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Re: The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 07:50:31 PM »
My 8-year-old has started a lemonade stand in our front yard. When she suggested the idea, which is to raise money to buy souvenirs when she goes to the beach with her grandmother and cousins next week, we figured it would be good for a couple of hours.

Three business days and a Saturday later, she's going strong. Today she upgraded the stand, investing some of her earnings into cookie dough, which she baked and is selling alongside the drinks. Breaking down her per-hour income, and I'm fairly sure she's making more than I did in my college summer job.

At Christmas, she stood at the corner with a sign telling passers by she would sing for money so she could buy Christmas presents. That also worked.

Good for her!!! 

I always make a point of stopping for lemonade at the kids' stands....even if I pour the lemonade out as soon as I turn the corner.  I want them to succeed, as they learn about business, and money management.
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Re: The little piece of Americana in my front yard
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 04:15:03 PM »
I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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