|Vicbowin and Co.|
I told her that we could do it on Labor Day when everyone would be at the park (across the street). So she set about making her sign and selling her product.
On Sunday at church she informed all of her friends that she would be having one, and that they should all come. One of the boys suggested making cookies as well.
So she decided to sell cookies as well.
Her prices were a little higher than I was willing to let her charge (50 cents for a cup of lemonade, $1 for a cookie) so I made her drop them all by half... since, as the mom, I figured I knew what her target audience was willing to pay.
On Monday morning we made the cookies, carefully not licking the spoons and set up her table out front.
Vicbowin went out there with her current read--The Hobbit--and waited. At first she just scowled at every car that drove past without stopping. I informed her she had to play up her cuteness if she wanted more sales.
"Smile a little. Wave at the cars, but don't scream and jump up and down."
She made $20!
I never made that much money trying to sell the weeds out of my back yard!
People were practically handing her money! One guy bought a cup of lemonade, handed her $2 and told her to keep the change.
I thought we were in a recession here?
Maybe I should open a lemonade stand, but I'd never make that much money... I'm not as cute as she is. She has such a natural talent for selling things it's ridiculous.
I wonder where she gets that from. Certainly not me.