Kids’ Lemonade Stand and Good People

10 Jul

Yesterday the kids had a play date and were pleasantly surprised to learn that they were going to create and work a lemonade stand.

This was thrilling for so many reasons on so many levels but mainly because a lemonade stand is just not doable on our street…where maybe one vehicle rolls down every two hours (don’t get me wrong…we love that!)

It was so adorable how the kids jumped up and down and screamed to try to get customers.  As I sat and watched I had one of those “moments” and started to feel a little choked up….how the kids are so innocent and adorable and how time is passing by.

Also though I was struck with the kindness of everyday people.  I mean people actually stopped their cars to get out and hand over a dollar for crappy lemonade…and some insisted on giving two dollars.  The “buyers” engaged the kids in conversation and gave them a lot of positive reinforcement and kindness.  It meant a lot to me and it’s a reminder that there are lots of great people in the world!

It was another memorable summer day and a time we will look back on fondly.  My friend wrote about it too and has some cute pictures…check it out!

Have you ever done a lemonade stand with your children?

7 Responses to “Kids’ Lemonade Stand and Good People”

  1. Baron Von Looksmann July 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    I sold iced tea once until my father came home and told me to get all that crap back in the house. I guess these kids completed all their chores prior to opening their business.

  2. alenaslife July 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Yesterday must have been the day for it. My sons, too, set up their own stand and reaped a whole $4. No matter, they loved it. The small moments are what make life so great.

  3. Beth July 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Laura’s ambition is to be a lemonade stander. She has requested several times that we set up a lemonade stand, so that she may practice. I am not quite ready to relent, though your photo and story make it seem achievable. I love how all the kids are looking for the next customer to appear from the right.

    • Barbara @ Just Another Manic Mommy July 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

      I was pretty uninspired until this point and if not for my friend it may have never happened. But it was really a precious moment and now I’m actually looking forward to a next time!


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