Do you remember the last time you had a lemonade stand? My mom used to help us set up the best lemonade stands. She would make a huge batch of her famous and delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a couple gallons of lemonade, and we would set up shop at the top of the street, trying to catch the eyes and quarters of passersby.
When my mom was here, helping us survive our first week with child #4, she helped my girls set up their own lemonade stand in the front yard. They had grand visions of earning big money. "Mom," Mimi gasped, the night before the big event, "Nana says that sometimes her kids could earn a whole 10 dollars." An unimaginable sum.
I was gone for the first half of the sale, but when I came back, I was assaulted with memories. Memories of making signs and finding the best place to stand for advertisement purposes.
Memories discussing our earning potential.
The need to relax after an hour of hard work in the hot sun.
In the end, they earned $17. Not too shabby, eh?