Sunday, July 20, 2008

LEMONADE...THAT COOL REFRESHING DRINK.

GREAT SUMMERTIME MEMORIES WERE MADE WHEN MASON DECIDED TO EARN SOME MONEY BY OPENING A LEMONADE STAND IN OUR FRONT YARD ON THE CORNER. MASON WANTS TO EARN AND SAVE MONEY FOR A DOG. WE TOLD BOTH THE BOYS WE WOULD GET A DOG WHEN WE MOVE INTO THE NEW HOUSE BUT MASON WANTS TO EARN THE MONEY HIMSELF. HE RECRUITED ANDREW TO HELP HIM FOR A CUT OF THE PROFITS. HIS JOB WAS TO YELL "LEMONADE FOR SALE!" THROUGH HIS HOMEMADE MEGAPHONE.

WE HAD SEVERAL CUSTOMERS AND HAD A SUCCESSFUL DAY. MASON STEPPED OUT OF HIS COMFORT ZONE AND WENT INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO SOLICIT "BUSINESS". ANDREW WAS A GREAT ASSET. HE IS A NATURAL SALESMAN. A WOMAN STOPPED WITH HER DAUGHTER TO BUY A LARGE LEMONADE. ANDREW QUICKLY SAID "DON'T YOU WANT A SMALL ONE FOR HER?" ALREADY USING THE UP SALE TACTIC!


I SNAPPED A SHOT OF ONE OF OUR LOYAL AND CUTEST CUSTOMERS MAKING HIS PURCHASE.

THAT LOOKS LIKE ONE SATISFIED CUSTOMER!


BOTH BOYS WORKED HARD AND HAD A BLAST. THEY EARNED OVER $10 IN JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS. NOT BAD! WE LIVE IN A NEIGBORHOOD FULL OF SOFTIES ;-) I SAT WITH THE BOYS TO WATCH AND HELP WHEN NEEDED. OUR NEIGHBORS WERE SO SUPPORTIVE AND ENJOYED REMINISCING, JUST AS I DID, OF WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS. MY SISTERS AND I WOULD HAVE A KOOL-AID STAND EVERY SUMMER. WE ALWAYS HAD SO MUCH FUN AND SUCH A SENSE OF PRIDE WHEN WE EARNED OUR OWN MONEY. I CAN STILL SEE OUR LITTLE PLASTIC RED AND WHITE CHECKERED TABLE WE WOULD SIT AT AND WAIT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. I KNOW MASON AND ANDREW WILL LOOK BACK ON THIS MEMORY FONDLY IN THE YEARS TO COME, JUST AS I WILL.

5 comments:

Amy said...

That is too cute! What a great idea. Makes me thirsty just thinking about that cool lemonade. Especially on the hottest day of the year so far.

Nonna said...

I sure hate that I missed out on some great lemonade! Give me a call next time there is lemonade for sale!!

Ken & Kristi said...

Awww, I loved doing it too! And I had to laugh at the Eddie Murphy nod w/ the title!!!!

Grannalisa said...

That is great!! I wish I had known about the sale. I would have brought Chandler. He loves lemonade. It looks like they had a great time and what special memories!

Kimi said...

I can see it now. You have a great team between the two of them....Mason has the creative ideas and makes the product and YES it would be Andrew that does the actual sales. I can see BIG $$$ in the H boys future :-)

PS. what a cute little customer you have there :-)

Love you,
Kim

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