My cute niece Natalie (Nani as we call her) is 11 and babysat for me yesterday. It was her first babysitting job, and I think she did a fabulous job. She even changed 2 poopy diapers (which earned her a tip!).
While we were at the movie, she and Bella came up with the idea to do a lemonade stand. After seeing their cute posters, I couldn't say no. So I stood out on the corner with them for about an hour. Reed sat in his little chair and every time the girls hollered "lemonade" at a passing car, he would wave his little hand. I tried it today, and he still waves when I say the word!
They had little bells they found in Grandma's garage and would ring them and smile and wave when people drove by. They had a few buyers, and ended up each making $1.25 after the hour.
As a side note: Mom thought 25 cents a cup was highway robbery. She thought they should be charging 5-10 cents a cup. My dad asked "What? Did she grow up during the Great Depression?" I told mom, "the lemonade is 5 cents, the cute smiles and faces will cost you another 20 cents!"
Bella thinks when she gets home, her dad is going to do it with her!