It’s covered in lemon juice from the massive amount of lemons we juiced today. Turns out when the idea for this lemonade stand came up, I said yes before I realized that our lemon tree is, in fact, full of lemons, but just green ones. Sooo…. off to my neighbors I went.
He cleared his tree for me so we had enough to get through the afternoon, and I’m glad he did. We went through a lot of lemonade.
Funny, I actually had a customer try to talk me out of the Red Cross today…she mumbled something about wanting her money to go to a place like The Salvation Army instead of an executive’s pocket.
Now, I’m not even going to get into the politics of that, all I know is that we chose The Red Cross because they do help. Always.
My son, cast and all, pouring for the neighborhood.
I might not always be smooth in my delivery of news, and a lemonade stand isn’t going to magically make everything make sense, but it helps...it helps my children know that they can help, even if they don’t fully understand. It helps them take the focus off of themselves for a little while and if nothing else, it helps remind our community that there is a need.
Because, let’s face it, when you’re not there or glued to the current events, and if you dont have family there, sometimes we forget. Even a few days later.
But, alas, another teaching moment, and no I didn’t explain how tagging and twitter work.
I explained what it meant and that there was a play on words and that the symbol was merely a way for people to find what we’re doing…so maybe they too, could have a LemonAid stand.
Just so you know, our children raised $134.76 today. We may just be headed back out tomorrow.
So, here I am, challenging you.
I think that with all of the lemons I see in the yards here in the South Land….I think we can help our kids understand through action and show them that helping can be done at any age.
Hey, when life hands you lemons…….