It was in the fall of last year when Davey started talking about wanting to have a lemonade stand. He had participated in a walkathon at his elementary school, and the kids raised money through pledges. He got the idea that he wanted to raise money for this year’s walkathon by having a lemonade stand. We promised him that we would help him do this.
So now almost a year later, the fair is coming. We live on a pretty busy street during fair time, so we are thinking we might have a chance of some good lemonade selling. We decided to do a test run though before the fair weekend arrives.
I started by looking at Pinterest for ideas (of course!). I came up with a few and showed them to David. He looked at them, and then we started thinking about our plan. Turns out there is an old workbench on the side of the house. We decided that this would work perfectly.
We each had our jobs:
David: Builder of stand (Davey served as a painting assistant), graphic designer, and signage maker.
Me: Purchaser of supplies, maker of lemonade, and sales assistant.
Davey: Cute little proprietor of lemonade stand (I assisted with financial transactions and ice scoopage).
David went to work.
There was extra house paint in the garage so we were able to match the lemonade stand to the house.
Of course, David’s favorite part was the signage.
We worked on the stand on Friday. When Davey and I woke up on Saturday morning, we couldn’t find David. I had a feeling that I knew where to find him. As I suspected, he was already outside making some minor changes and putting the final touches on his sign.
We were finally ready to go, and Davey took his seat.
He had a great first run. We had several customers. We also had some nice support from good friends.
Davey is already asking to sell more lemonade, so we may open for business again this weekend!