Sunday, October 5, 2008

She's little, but she's a GOLD mine...



Lil Miss C decided she desperately wanted to sell something at our garage sale this weekend, so I set her up with a cookie and lemonade stand next to our pathetic attempt to sell passers-by our garbage.

She cleaned up. NEVER underestimate the demand for icing covered cookies at 7am.

She sold every one of her cookies and every drop of lemonade. We had to turn away some folks due to poor inventory management, and we told every person who came by about St Baldrick's, and how the cookie money went to charity. She made $18, which she then loaded into a special little purse, and then promptly lost.

My 20month old son, Mr. B, found the money the next day. In the dog's crate.

I tell you, I have this joint running like a well-oiled machine.

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23 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Man, I love how you even get your children involved in helping others. I'm such a bad person.

Jillene said...

That's AWESOME!! My kids love to sell things too and now my oldest is into trading. We just had to teach him that when you trade Hot Wheel cars you trade up not down. He came home with a clunker!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

She's adorable! She probably could sell ice to the Inuit!

Beadiful Things said...

Who could say no to a face like that?

Rychelle said...

st. baldricks should hire her asap.
she's adorable and charitable.
you are a lucky man.

AndreAnna said...

That's kind of like the time I lost the meat thermometer and found it in my daughter's princess chair.

In the words of my husband, "It's good to know we lost track of a giant metal spike."

Luanne said...

Too cute! I can't tell you how many purses we have lost around here full of cash...we find them often in the dress up box!

Eudae-mamia said...

You need to send that little girl to Wall Street to teach those big boys a thing or two!

Em

Whitney R said...

That's cute :)

Thank heavens for toddlers and their nack at finding anything and everything.

Or losing it.

m said...

Wow, that's awesome.

Kristen Zirkle said...

Why didn't you tell me about this? My kids banked last year at their lemonade stand making about the same...there $ was for a dog though.;)

Momisodes said...

What a fabulous idea. She is adorable!!! She could have been selling rocks and I would have bought some :)

Natalie said...

How cute! Our kids do a frequent lemonade stand, but I think their annual profits are the same as your daily ones! LOL

Annie said...

How could you say no to that sweet face? Try donuts next time and you'll clean house again!

Wendyburd1 said...

Geez I NEVER made $18 bucks or even close when I had my lemonade stand!

Ronda's Rants said...

Who could resist that face? She is such a precious little girl!
Thanks for voting for our girl...it's not her best look but she's pretty cute even after a face full of sand!

Deb said...

lord, she is gorgeous. i know i keep saying that. you know i am looking for a girl to add to our family. my kids would have done the same thing, although you would have to pry that $18 out of their cold, dead hands to give it to any charitable organization other than the "i need more video games" fund.

pat yourself on the back. you've done SOMETHING right.

heartacheorheartburn said...

I love the selling rocks idea from one of the commenters. I bet she could have sold rocks for a good cause! She's adorable!

Jenn P. said...

That is so great! You are training her well!

Aly said...

How cool! These are the fun things I'm looking forward to. My son can't even say "cow" yet. :-/

Darrin said...

How adoreable!! How could she not make any money with that cute lil' mug?! TOO Cute!

Wendyburd1 said...

Hey, Jay, you disappeared from My Flunkies...er followers list! Do you have a REAL stalker too, or is something going on with my BLOG?? Seriosuly, I have no clue as to this all really works...help!!

Wendyburd1 said...

Oh sad, that wasn't you!! I thought it was from the tiny pic...s'okay *sniff* I understand you don't wanna be a flunkie....*sobs uncontrollably*

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson