Sunday, June 22, 2008
Workin' for a Livin'
My brother gave my girls the book called The Daring Book for Girls. One of the chapters tells how to run a lemonade stand so my oldest daughter was determined that she was going to try it. She wanted to squeeze the lemons herself but I managed to convince her that Countrytime would do just fine. She and her siblings ran the lemonade stand yesterday for about 3 hours. Guess how much money they made? $25!!!!! Can you BELIEVE that???? So today my husband helped her count the money, track her expenses (he even made her reimburse him for the cost of the cups and ice he bought), pay her employees (her siblings) and set aside some to give to church/charity. She walked away with about $6. She was not very happy about this, she did not really want to pay her siblings, BUT it was a really good learning experience and we might try it again next month, except have her give all her proceeds to charity. This might take some convincing . . .