Monday, February 22, 2010

Penny Candy

In these hardened economic times, CraftyGirl decided to do what she could to stimulate the economy.   "Hey!  I think I have a GREAT way to make a lot of money!!"

It began with a simple sign.


And then some candy thrown into a basket.

Then she grabbed a stool, and a really loud little brother, and headed to the end of the driveway. The really loud little brother was important, as CraftyGirl had no desire to spend anymore money on advertising.  His loud yells could be heard for miles, and he was willing to work for free -- or a lolli or two...  

The Penny Candy Roadside Store was open for business!

Only, business was lagging, as we live in a fairly rural neighborhood.  
And it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon.  And warm.  And sunny.  
And everyone who was anyone was getting rid of their cabin fever by being OUT of the house! Away from home!  Be gone cabin fever! 

Undaunted, the young entrepreneurs took to accosting the unsuspecting neighbors when they drove in their driveways...

(I'm willing to be labeled at the neighbor with "those kids" when it comes to encouraging my kiddos to be creative.  It was so worth the look on CraftyGirl's face when she made her first sale!)

(Do not judge me for the fact that it is, indeed, a Saturday afternoon and my kiddos are still in their PJ's!)

(Also, do not judge me for my kid using one of my faux snake skin shoes as a coin holder.  Her choice, not mine.  Though I love her choice!)

(Do not judge me for my copious use of parenthesis!)))))))

(Since I'm asking -- sounds more like telling, doesn't it???-- please don't judge me for anything.)

(Thank you.)

And so, having sold a whopping 7 pieces of left over Valentine's Candy Roadside Penny Candies to the two whole neighbors who stopped or were otherwise forced to stop, (sorry neighbors who thought you were going for a nice, quiet walk only to be accosted by two small people begging you to buy candy castoffs!) TheBoy and CraftyGirl had their first taste of success.  (And a LOT of tastes of the inventory...

Three cheers for the entrepreneurs!!

Hip, hip Hooray!

Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Hip, Hip, oh bother... just gimme a candy!


  1. LOL! Your story made me laugh and stand (rather sit) in appreciation of CraftyGirl's creativity/resourcefulness. I'm sorry, but I can't help but are a first place Mom! ;) What a great memory to cherish!

    (Yes, go ahead and have that candy now, you deserve it!). :)


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