I believe you should always buy lemonade from a kid with a lemonade stand.
I don’t think you should always drink the lemonade. Sometimes, it’s probably best if you didn’t, because of germs, but I think you should buy it, because it helps the kid develop a healthy work ethic and sense of self-esteem. Given that a cup of lemonade is usually only a quarter, that’s a pretty good deal.
So, when Thing 2 and I spotted a lemonade stand down a side street while tooling around the neighborhood this afternoon, we turned around and went back.
Only it wasn’t a lemonade stand. It was a kid, probably around 5 or 6, selling drawings for 25 cents each. Thing 2 and I were disappointed, because it’s hot, and we really wanted that lemonade, but there was no way I was going to leave without buying something. I told Thing 2 to pick a drawing he liked. He picked one called ”big Lightsaber.”
So, right now, he’s in the living room, making a life-size model of a lightsaber out of an empty paper-towel holder and construction paper.
It isn’t for sale.