Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Introducing the Future CEO of Country Time...


Yesterday was such a gorgeous day. We got home from preschool, and after lunch, TJ decided he wanted to go outside and play. Of course, I was working away at the computer. He kept coming in and out of the house, taking things out. When I finally looked up to see what he was doing, I discovered that he had made a pitcher of lemonade, all by himself, found some paper cups, and had set up his own little lemonade stand outside.

So, I went out to see. He pulled a cooler from the garage to use as a table. He pulled an old car seat out to sit on, and he made himself a little sign on which he drew a pitcher of pink lemonade. And he sat out there all day. For probably 4 hours. I finally had to make him clean up everything around 5:00 and come inside.

But, he brought in his little cup of money and showed me that he'd made $4. Four dollars! That was charging a quarter per cup. I was so impressed with my little entrepreneur, and his initiative.

That kid will go places. I have no doubt.

20 comments:

veronica said...

Judging by the picture, it looks like he charged his sister too much. She's not happy!

SO said...

I love that!! He is a go getter for sure.

Jan the crazy lady said...

That is so funny. I love their willing attitude of can do...

We had some kids one time, in the neighborhood that was doing a lemonade stand. The kids had also gone into their garage and grabbed 2 cases of beer. They were saling lemonade for 25 cents and Corona beer for 75 cents. Of course we told the homeowners, but I just imagined all the 12 year old boys that was whooping it up somewhere.

Lara said...

I love that he just did it all himself! He definitely has an entrepreneurial spirit!

2busy said...

I wish I could teach certain children the value of work. Ugh!

Suzie said...

I LOVE the car seats! Guess that's one way to stay comfy while working. So cute...and I can't believe he knew how to make the lemonade. Impressive!

Andrea said...

You've got some NICE neighbors!

susette said...

What a cutie! How old is he? My kids liked doing this when they were little too. Not much money ever came of it but they had fun anyway.

Jessica said...

That is too cute! What a smart little kid to gather all of his supplies and set up shop!

Peggy said...

Wow! What a great little business man! I remember doing a lemonade stand once and a truck driver stopped and bought the whole pitcher. It was a great sale, but it ended our little business venture.

Barney Family Blog said...

I can't believe he sis that all on his own. I am so impressed! hat a smart guy! I miss your kiddos and you!

Tink said...

He sounds a LOT like my daughter...right now she's in the pedicure business :) (and I'm loving it!).

Hey, BTW, I sent a check & order form to you today for my very own special copy of your CD! Wahoo! Can't wait.

Melissa said...

I love how creative he was and put it all together. The cooler, the car seats, the whole thing.

Well played TJ!

Cadance said...

that is SOOO cute...and I can't believe what jan wrote...how funny...um...I mean ...BAD! =)

wendy said...

That is GREAT. Never to early to teach a child the "value" of a hard earned quarter. Donald Trump move on over ---Besides, he will have much better HAIR.

Mikki said...

Wow! Imagine what he could do on a hot summer day!!!
Way to go TJ!

Da Bergs said...

Oh! How cute is that??!!!

tammy said...

My 7 yr old really wants us to build him a lemonade stand. I think it would do well right next to the golf course we live on.

Too cute. And Jan's story is funny!

Jo said...

4 bucks?? Well done!

tiburon said...

We need to hook our boys up.

They could achieve total global domination.