My seven year old decided today to make lemonade from the lemons in our lemon tree and sell it to get money to buy legos.
It turned out to be a lovely afternoon chatting with neighbors, meeting new people and socializing. So many people came by. He sold four quarts of lemonade. Organic and sweetened with maple syrup. He asked for 25 cents a glass but people were so delighted that many paid much more. I paid attention how happy it made some people. It made me think how isolated we live these days, without much contact with people living close to us.
His almost three year old assistant wasn't very helpful as he tried to drink all of the lemonade and there was some irritation until the three year old was distracted indoors to do other stuff.
The recipe was something like this:
Lemonade for a lemonade stand
Refined sugar free
Juice of 4-5 lemons
2 quarts of water
1/4 cup-1/2 cup maple syrup (or to taste)