We have a lemon tree.
The lemon tree is full of lemons that never get used...one family can only use so many lemons.
The girls think it's great fun to pick the lemons, clean & squeeze them.
I think this is great fun because it keeps them occupied for at least an hour.
Picking, Cleaning, Drying, Piling, Juicing.
And since one family can only drink so much lemon juice, we almost always end up having a lemonade stand.
This particular day, we packed up our lemons, squeezer and Splenda and headed over to Ella's Best-Friend-Forever's house to peddle our lemonade. We decided that since the lemons were home-grown we could market it as "Organic"
How could you NOT buy a glass from these cuties??
and since it was made with Splenda, the carbs were nominal so the girls came up with this little catchy jingle (while waving pom-poms):
Get your lemonade! It's delectable, delicious and diabetic friendly!
Apparently the jingle was a smashing success because the girls sold $8 worth of lemonade in about an hour including 3 glasses to the local firemen.
(Domestic Divo may or may not have received a call from his wife alerting him to the cuteness happening in his sector)
Watching the girls with their lemonade stand reminded me of the following 3 things:
1. Childhood is too short. There will be a time when picking, cleaning, drying, piling, rinsing and juicing lemons is no longer considered fun. There will be a time when she will be too cool to stand on the sidewalk in a bathing suit with pink pom-poms doing cartwheels and singing silly jingles. I need to cherish these moments.
2. If you don't have time to stop and buy a glass of lemonade from the local neighborhood kids, you are too busy...and probably miserable.
3. Don't drink the lemonade