day 330: inefficient lemonade stand

Dropped my son and his long board off at friend's house and then took a little drive through the neighborhood with #4 as we headed home.  Two cute little girls were sitting on the sidewalk with their red plastic cups and 2 pitchers of drinks- one lemonade and the other red Kool Aid.  How much? I called out the car window.  Twenty-five cents.  

I sent my boy out with a couple of quarters and watched as the magic began.

The cute little thing (the girl, I mean) picked up the pitcher and started to pour, only she didn't know how to spin the lid around so that the slots were forward and the drink could pour out.  She shook the pitcher and we watched as the lemonade flowed out from around the entire lid.  I think you need to spin it, helpful #4 said.  Then she spun it all the way around so that the same problem reoccurred.  I saw my son start to giggle and then he had to walk away so that he didn't hurt anyone's feelings.  This thing is broken, she said.  Then her little coworker came up and said, Here.  I can fix it.  She pulled the lid off so hard that what was left of the lemonade came spilling out onto the sidewalk.  Uh oh, she muttered to herself quietly.  At this point my son was barely able to contain himself.  He grabbed the partly-filled cups, climbed into the car, and we laughed all the way home until our stomachs hurt.

Is summer the bomb or what?


Kimberly Vanderhorst | July 16, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Oh that gave me such a fit of the giggles! I can so picture that in my mind!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | July 16, 2010 at 4:42 PM

I love summer. I love lemonade stands. I love the little darlings that do them.
Ya, summer is the best.

Unknown | July 16, 2010 at 5:13 PM

So cute. My dad never passed a lemonade stand without stopping to buy a cup. He also, to my knowledge, never drank the lemonade purchased at said stand. He was kind, but not stupid.

CiCi | July 16, 2010 at 5:16 PM

So nice of your son to not want to hurt her feelings. I already like how he is with people.

Kazzy | July 16, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Yeah, the cup is still in its half-full state on my table. I am not really that thirsty.

Anonymous | July 16, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Little cuties.

Connie | July 16, 2010 at 7:33 PM

That would have been me and my sister 50 years ago! A little challenged in every way!

Great story! #4 is a cutie, himself for being kind enough not to laugh out loud while purchasing the thirst quenching substance!

Robin | July 17, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Poor little girls.

gigi | July 17, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Cutest thing I've heard this morning. You write so as to picture the whole thing as it played out.

Momza | July 17, 2010 at 7:46 AM

Way cute story! Kids are the best!

The Way I See It | July 17, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Ahhh, that is so cute. Those poor little girls. Good for your son, who still paid and took what little drink he could. Makes me laugh.

Bossy Betty | July 17, 2010 at 9:43 AM

It's a day none of you will forget! Thanks for the smiles.

Jenny | July 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM

LOL>...your a good sport to give them some business. Bet they figured out how to work the lid after that.