Highlight of the Day

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Okay, the Brentwood Fire Department stopped by our lemonade stand and totally made everyone’s day! Two trucks’ worth of guys stopped and got out, and all the kiddos were given hats. The men were super good sports and bought more than their fair share of lemonade and cookies.

By the end of the morning, the girls brought in $57. I wasn’t going to take back my supply money, but decided to after we had a little trouble with the dividing up of the earnings (lesson in fair wages and sharing and all that). So, I took $10 back for the cookies, lemonade, plates, and napkins; they gave $1 to each of the younger girls, and split the remainder between the two of them. Not a bad haul for a morning’s worth of work.

They are determined to do it again tomorrow, though I’m trying to convince them that the nice people who stopped by today won’t stop by every day. I may let them have another go next Friday, but NOT every day. *Grin*

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Lemonade for Sale!

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We were going to do a regular school day today, but the girls begged to set up a lemonade stand instead. I figured they actually needed the practice with figuring out money, so I decided to let them do it.

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They were so excited to get everything together and set the whole thing up all by themselves (though I gave a little creative direction).

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Then we had a little lesson about not actually going into the street.

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And the fun began. Our neighbors were the first customers and then Katie and Millie made several paying visits. I thought that might be the extent of it, but boy, was I wrong!

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They have made over $16 dollars so far and have no plans to quit. We’re on the last batch of cookies (I told them I’d only be making one double-batch for this). They are almost gone, but the lemonade is bottomless and they said they will stay out all day. I’m sure the mid-western sun will have something to say about that in another hour or so, but I’ll let them stay out as long as they want. I have a good view of them from the living room where the air conditioning is on. This just may be our new calling…