Lately there seems to be a lot of lemonade stand stuff popping up around me. I think the first time I noticed it was at Applebee's where they had an actual stand when you first walk in. It was to help raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand which is a childhood cancer fundraiser.
Anyways, seeing all this lemonade stuff just sparked a childhood memory for me. My friend and I decided to do a lemonade stand. I'm not sure exactly how old were were but I'm thinking I was either 2nd or 3rd grade since we moved from that neighborhood the summer after 3rd. I'm not sure where we got the lemonade from, I think my mom might have had it (it was the powered kind). I remember riding my bike around and putting up signs when some guy yelled at me that it was illegal for me to put up a sign on the power pole.
Seriously? Yelling at a little kid for that? Someone was having a bad day.
Eventually we got our stand all set up and I remember a nice couple driving by and they stopped, got out and bought 2 cups. They visited with us a bit and then drove off. I'm pretty sure they were our only customers. I remember feeling disappointed and we ended up drinking all the lemonade we had made ourselves.
I've seen kids with lemonade stands and I've never stopped. How about you?
ETA: check out this DIY Lemonade Stand!Pin It