We had our first yard sale this weekend.
The Flash and Marvel Girl were excited to sell lemonade and cookies (and keep the money). So excited that The Flash created signs and taped them to stakes in the ground.
This one says “stop cars” and shows a car stopping in front of our house.
Unfortunately, the kids are petrified of talking to most adults.
But The Flash likes money. Quite a bit. And his love of money helped him to overcome his fears. That and hiding behind his mother and speaking to the ground. He insisted that I hold his hand and walk up to the people. He lost a lot of potential customers because he didn’t say anything before they walked away.
I’ve re-enacted this scene a la bossy-style:
I’d like to say that practicing this sales routine over and over empowered and emboldened them. But at the end of two days, their confidence was only raised slightly. I am sure, however, that helping them through this repeated routine was helpful.
On Saturday night I heard them in their beds practicing aloud.
“Excuse me, would you like to buy some lemonade or cookies?”
They were so. darn. cute.
Oh well. Maybe next year.