Lily has reached that industrious, entrepreneurial age: lemonade stand time. But I can’t figure out where she got the idea…we have never gone to one nor talked about it before. But that didn’t stop her today. Around 11 she came inside to ask for supplies and if I would help her find a suitable table to place her wares. I suggested also offering a snack and she agreed. There was leftover ice from our picnic yesterday so she could keep things cold. Of course, she had her own Lily twist on things. It was not a lemonade stand (I think she knew I would not leave her unattended with lemonade and she knew she wouldn’t have anything left to sell if I gave her lemonade…), so she called it her Water Stand. Water and granola bars for any and all takers.
At the end of the day she came shopping with me. She took the stroller, dressed McKenna in a sparkly number and traipsed around Target. There seemed to be a lot of 6-8 year old boys at Target and they all stared as she walked by like they couldn’t imagine what was going on. The girls we passed of the same age merely checked out the doll and kept going. It made me laugh.