June 26, 2012

There's Always Money In The Lemonade Stand

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People are just so darned nice I want to cry. I had tried to prepare the kids for disappointment- our street isn't very busy, not a lot of pedestrians out walking on a Tuesday, today might just be a good practice run for the lemonade stand- so don't expect much. 

They made $21 in an hour and ran out of lemonade. 

Cars stopped and the kindest people on earth got out and made my kids' day. I wanted to give them something- a hug? a teary thank you? much more than lemonade. Every single one of them with their hearts of gold. I wanted to know them and wish all their dreams to come true. Even the mail lady. And the garbage man. And the guy with the pony tail who drank his cup and then purchased a refill. 


Later on inside, I overheard the kids while they dug through the basement. "Let's give a toy or a sticker with every purchase tomorrow, like happy meals." They have hearts like me, too. 


(A few of the cars stopped because they just had to know where we got the lemonade stand- I found it on Zulily.)

29 comments:

  1. Your title made me smile. :)

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  2. Love this- your sweet heart, your title & your great kiddos. :)

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  3. no, I mean *IN* the lemonade stand...
    love this.

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  4. I woulda paid double. They are so cute. :)

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  5. Sounds like your experience was very similar to what happened to us yesterday. While Elsa napped Julia and I set up her stand that grandpa built in our garage to have a pretend lemonade stand so we could practice for the real deal in July and August. Lo and behold....the Culligan man stopped by as did my boss. Julia had the biggest grin on her face the rest if the afternoon. (Our garage doesn't face a street plus we live on a highway so we were expecting zero customers)

    I love that your kids wanted to give extra away! Beautiful hearts....just like their Mama!

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  6. So awesome. I was told by my Grandpa to never pass up a lemonade stand, and I don't.

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  7. That's so happy. :) I can't wait to do this with my kids some day. :)

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  8. Ahhh, this was the best post I've read in a long time!!

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  9. I wish I could have stopped by. They will want to do this all summer. How fun!

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  10. So happy their stand was a success and they got to see such kindness.

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  11. Every now and then people disappoint me, hugely. But the things like your kids' lemonade stand come along and my faith in people is restored. Especially the guy with the ponytail who bought a refill.

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  12. What a great picture! I would have stopped for your kids! So sweet!

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  13. My, what cute little moguls you have! :)

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  14. So...what are they gonna do with the loot?

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  15. So glad the stand was so successful! If I were there, I would have paid TRIPLE!!

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  16. I was going to ask about the lemonade stand too. Super cool. Is it reusable?

    Also: $21 in one hour? I've gotta learn their secrets. ;)

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  17. This is too much awesome! I love, love, love it!

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  18. That's awesome! I love when people ae big hearts. I know the wee ones want to do a lemonade stand, and I told them they could at our garage sale. But it's 100 degrees, so we canceled it. I bet we would have run out of lemonade, too ;)

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  19. LOVE! I do know that in some places you actually have to get a permit to do that (my town I think is one of them!)

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  20. that's what I would want to know - where did you get that adorable lemonade stand!

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  21. I love it!!! Yes, people are so kind. My daughter mad $107 at her sale, but this only happen because people paid $20 for one cup!! We had a great time. Oh and I love Zulily and it's cute stand.

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  22. That made my heart swell. I too have a soft spot for lemonade stands and stop whenever I see them :)

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  23. Love that stand too! They cleaned house. $21 in an hour is great. I might need to rethink the idea and let my daughter have one of her own ;)

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. this happened to us too. I told the girls not to get their hopes up... they made like 11 dollars! I was shocked

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