Summer may be over for you, but here in Florida it's pretty much always time for a lemonade stand.
We teamed up with the boys' best friends who are pretty much their exact ages and temperaments. They provided all the great ideas and the lemonade.....and the perfect location...and the snacks......we provided the stand and the beautiful artwork.
As we watched the children running rampant I told their mom that I love being at her house because it makes me feel less crazy. She said that that wasn't exactly a compliment, but really it was. See, I consider her to be a really good mom and when I see her boys exhibiting the exact same, let's say challenging, behaviors as my own little darlings it makes me feel like it's not just me and that good moms can have crazy kids so maybe I'm a good mom too.
The key to having a successful lemonade stand, aside from amazing signage, is to have five of the cutest boys you've ever seen line up along the road shouting and waving "lemonade! lemonade!" at every passer-by and when those passer-bys say that they don't have any money have the children yell "it's free!" Once the customers have partaken of their free lemonade that's when the children need to go all puppy dog-eyed and look sadly at their cup marked 'donations' and then back up at the customers. Then just sit back and watch the dollar bills start pouring in.
And if someone asks you if your lemonade is 'hand squeezed' or 'hand scooped' just laugh at them and tell them that of course it is 'hand scooped.' We're sure not hand squeezing lemonade for strangers around here--I don't care how many quarters they pay us :)