A little math equation for you:
(Grandmother A takes grandchildren to American Girl store)
+ (Cousin B spends her savings on small dog at American Girl)
+ (Grandmother C gives grandchild 5 dollars for her 5th birthday)
= Georgia is obsessed with saving enough for the dog by the time she is 7.
Well, thank you, family. That was an easy introduction to the concept of long-range savings for our daughter.
But where to get more money? Enter the lemonade stand.
[Warning: I am about to throw down the gauntlet in the sub-category of Children's Pictures: Quintessential Americana. I dare you to try to top this, but leave me a link in the comments if you think you have a contender. Norman Rockwell, read 'em and weep.]
I love how in most of these photos June has about 4 straws in her mouth. That's pretty accurate. Let's just say she was put on "quality control".
Speaking of straws, here's a pro tip (I can call myself a lemonade stand pro now, right?): people go nuts for stripey straws. Definitely worth the marketing line item.
A team of crack accountants is still crunching numbers (Holy subtraction lesson, Batman!), but it appears that after covering expenses and overhead, Georgia's haul will be about $7.75. Not bad! I know I'm biased, but I think these girls were pretty much at their peak of cuteness for such an endeavor, and the clientele tipped heavily to reward their entrepreneurial spirit.
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