Sunday, July 11, 2010

Trying to Make Some Money

For some reason Parker has decided that he needs to earn some extra money. He has been asking me for several weeks if we can have a yard sale. I don't want to have a yard sale. It's too much work for very little reward. I'd rather just load up the stuff in my car and donate it to charity.

Yesterday Parker decided to have his own "kid yard sale."


He did about as well as I expected. His dad was his only customer!

Today he decided to try a lemonade stand, well actually kool-aid stand.


He did really well! He went through 2 1/2 pitchers of kool-aid and made $10.46! He probably actually earned about $10 because I put a few coins in his till so that he could make change. I didn't count what I gave him. I just dumped all the coins out of my wallet into his till.

4 comments:

Barb said...

He is the little entepeneur (didn't spell that right....what happened with getting old and losing my spelling abilities).....

solomi558 said...

!st class mom ,encourage the chap--cottonreel

lyric said...

Sweet! We live next door to our neighborhood pool and my kids sold shaved lemon ice during break time. Made a killing.

Stephanie in Michigan said...

That's great. We are going to have a yard sale at the end of the summer. I told Elsa she has too many toys and we need to get rid of some. Her dad wants to build her a swingset/fort, so we told her we could use the money from the yard sale to buy the supplies. That got her excited to sell some of her toys. I hate yard sales, too. They are too much work. But, there is too much stuff to just cart off to charity. And we just had a big yard sale before we moved to Michigan! How did we get so much stuff???