Thursday, August 25, 2011

That Will Be $.50, Please!

Charlie and Paige have been hit by the entrepreneurial spirit the past couple of days. I am pretty sure they have been watching too much Phineas and Ferb.

The other day, they announced they wanted to have a garage sale.  Me, not really caring what they were doing because they were not fighting for once, told them to go for it.

So, they rummaged around upstairs and pulled out a variety of toys they no longer wanted, mis-matched doll clothes, and a few random items from their junk drawers. They made signs out of cardboard, and neatly laid out their merchandise on a blanket in the yard.

Then they harassed the neighbors.

Our poor neighbors.  Charlie and Paige were yelling at everyone who walked, rode or drove by to come to their garage sale.  There was a group of about 8 older kids hanging out at the house on the corner, and my two kept walking up there and insisting they come to their sale.

Finally, they found a couple of suckers shoppers.  A couple of neighbor kids and their mom came over to check out the sale.  They looked at everything, found something they were interested in, and asked how much it was.

Charlie: $15
Neighbor: Oh, that is a little expensive. Do you think you could go a little bit lower.
Charlie: How about $5
Neighbor: Mmmmm... Still a little much
Charlie: $10

Such great bargaining skills we are building here =)

In the end, each of the neighbor kids chose a little activity tray for $1 each.  The neighbor handed Paige a $5 and she put in in her money box....end of transaction.

Such great money skills we are building here, also! =)

After having so much fun with their garage sale the day before, the kids begged me to do a lemonade stand the next day.  Not wanting to stifle their creativity, I agreed. So, we baked some cookies, mixed up some lemonade, set up a table and made signs.  They were open for business once again!

The lemonade stand was a huge success. Lots of neighbors stopped by for a $.25 cookie and a $.25 glass of lemonade.  And Paige learned that $.25 + $.25 is $.50, please! =)

Just over a week until school starts here....oh, what exciting things will we come up with next!

1 comment:

  1. Too funny! I laughed out loud at their bargaining skills!