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3/21/12

when life gives you lemons

max set up a lemonade stand this past weekend to raise himself some money for skates!
 he's always been a bit of an entrepreneur...a planner and a schemer, that max. it's been funny watching his passion for starting up little businesses.
 
roller blades aren't that expensive these days...but our guy is fickle when it comes to the things he's interested in...so instead of buying him skates that he might only use for a few days we told him he would have to do chores to earn them. but he is just as business savvy as he is fickle...and decided he would rather gamble in the lemonade business than help me fold laundry or pooper-scoop the back yard.

and so saturday, he made out his shopping list and delegated tasks and tried to sell his lemonade for $25 a glass. i guess he was proud of his product!
we set up in front of matt's studio and after a couple of hours, a handful of lemonade buyers, and a $20 tip from one of matt's sweetest clients, max closed shop and bought himself some skates!

it was so funny and wonderful watching him walk through target with his little mason jar of money...
he was forever proud. it did us all some real good!

i've only had scold him 5 or 6 times for going down the stairs in his skates and crashing into the cars...
and he may or may not have gotten grounded from them already and forced to help me fold laundry anyways...

he's learning some hard-knock business lessons..haha. 

happy wednesday, friends!

29 comments:

  1. Good for him - and one can never be too young to understand where money comes from! :-) Great to work a little for them. :-)

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  2. That is adorable. I may or may not have done similar things a few years ago... =)

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  3. aww what a sweet boy, I used to love selling lemonade! What kind of camera do you use, you take such great photos!!

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  4. So cute! Congrats to Max on his successful business and his new skates!

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  5. Bless him!!! such a little sweetheart xxx

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  6. Oh, boys!! Yours seems quite precocious, and I like that. =) I keep saying of my son that his intelligence is really going to catch up to me and bite me in the butt one day. Comrades in arms, eh?

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  7. Sooooo sweet! Loving that last paragraph. Well done, Mommy.

    ♥ sécia
    http://www.petiteinsanities.com/

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  8. i use to love it when my daughter put up lemonade stands. she made quite a bit of money but when my son would put one up he would make less money. i guess girls are cuter than boys to some people! ha!

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  9. haha what a sweetie pie. he's so sneaky, choosing to make his own money rather than work around the house for it. such a boy ;) i hope he loves his purchase!

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  10. $25 a glass! so adorable. glad he got his skates, I bed he's super proud! :)

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  11. Tough lessons, but life lessons all the same & worth learning early. We attempt to teach this lesson often to our four... and you know they think about a purchase longer and then value it. Max you melt my heart ALL the time!

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  12. My daughter is dying to do a lemonade stand too. Gotta teach them life lessons. He will probably have much more appreciation for them that way.

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  13. I get so excited when I see lemonade stands. I guess in a world of iPads, xBoxes and all that it makes me get a bit nostalgic. Love it.

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  14. His lemonade stand is far cuter than mine ever was!

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  15. These photos are so, so lovely! What a beautiful post!

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  16. haha...i love that he was trying to sell that lemonade for $25 a glass...too cute!

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  17. Without fail Max always gets me SO excited for Henry to be bigger and older...which is such a welcome break from the bit of sadness I have about him getting bigger and older! So please tell Max thank you for saving this mama some tears.

    Sending you tons of love, my friend!
    xo

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  18. Everything about this makes me smile! I love that he still had to help with the laundry!

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  19. So cute! And he sure was more successful than I ever was! :P

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  20. what a wise clever big boy. he is so cute and his lemonades look yummy :)

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  21. A rule on Lemonade Stands in our family. YOU ALWAYS STOP. I don't care if you're drinking a lemonade in your car on that very moment, you always stop. I had plenty of lemonade stands as a child and it was my parents fear that people wouldn't stop and that our little hopeful hearts would be broken. Well, people always stopped. And we're grateful, so we stop too. :)

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  22. awww this is such an adorable story. Way to go Max!

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  23. Love that he got out there and made his own stall--go max! He will be the new Donald Trump in no time ;)

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  24. That must have been an amazing cup of lemonade! I really don't doubt it either.

    I would pay BIG bucks for those lemon shake ups at the fair. I mean, I do!

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  25. So proud of him c;
    http://vintagefattygranny.blogspot.com/

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  26. wish I could have stopped by for a cup!

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  27. Aw how cute! I wish I could've helped him raise money for his skates, I am sure that lemonade tasted awesome!

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  28. You sound like you are such a good Momma. I think these are very important lessons you are teaching him, and it sounds like you discipline him too- which is great. One day when he is grown, he will thank you for it. :) God bless you Katie!

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  29. wooohhhhh amzing photos! I adore the colors
    Rocio from http://blogmodainfantil.es/

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