It'??s that time again. Beach trips, pool dips. Hiking, biking. The sun is out and shining. It'??s time for you to follow.
Nothing says summer better than lemonade. And entrepreneurship. Let me explain.
Remember when you couldn'??t wait to get outside and make a buck or two with your very own lemonade stand? Sitting in the sun, praying on the thirsty bike riders and jogging, you would stand there with a big pitcher and a big smile. And your big coin jar. Clink, clink, clink'??the budding business owner'??s sunny day sound.
Forgoing the fold-up card table our moms would let us use, we had a chance to try out the Portable Lemonade Stand from Quality Time Construction Co. The thing I love about this company is that it gives us a throwback to simpler times. You know, ones where kids actually went outside to play instead of stayed at home to play video games.
This back-to-basics approach is even seen in how easy to assemble the stand is. It'??s made of great quality hardware and sturdy finished wood. Although it comes in white and yellow, we chose the natural look in solid pine.
There'??s a chalkboard in front for your child to write the menu du jour, and they can store extra inventory on the sturdy shelf underneath. When their business day is done, simply fold the stand up and slide it into a closet or put it in the trunk of your car (which is what we did since the nearest '??cash cow'? bike path is a mile from our home).
The best part in my daughter'??s eyes? The stickers. Great big ones (of fruit, dragonflies and letters). She can use them to decorate her little business. Since it goes against our house rule of no stickers on furniture, she'??s beside herself with the seemingly stick-it-the-mom rebellion.
So sit back and have a drink this summer. But remember'?¦it'??ll cost you.
The Portable Lemonade Stand is available at https://qtccompany.com for $139.99-$149.99.
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get a sample.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who has written beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines, as well as her own EasyPeasyBlog.com.