Raising An Entrepreneur

By Monique of Walk.Run.Repeat - August 04, 2017

As a young child, I knew I wanted to be on my own boss. Maybe it’s the bossy Aries/Taurus in me, or maybe it’s because my parents raised me to be a super confident/borderline cocky little girl who didn’t take any mess. Either way, it was inevitable that I would raise my own kids to be the same way: be your own boss, grab life by the proverbial balls and go after your dreams with determination and vigor, so naturally, we were excited when our kiddo came to us and said he wanted to start a business.

Like any kid, my kid loves toys but more importantly, he loves Transformer toys. After telling him 100 times that we were not going to buy him a toy, he came to us a few days later with a proposal. The conversation went like this:

Him: Mommy, I’ve been thinking.

Me: distracted on the computer Oh yeah? About what?

Him: Well, since you and Daddy won’t buy a new Optimus Prime, I can just make some money and buy it myself.

Me: That’s a good way to look at it what did you have in mind? *still distracted

Him: I was thinking I would start a lemonade stand. Daddy and Papa could build it and then I can sell lemonade for $5 and buy my toy.

Me: *turns around in the chair You know what, that sounds like a great idea. What do you propose you do first?

Him: Well, I think I should draw it out, but Mommy, this is my money so I’m going save it and get my toy on my own.

Nothing warms a mother’s heart more than hearing her child say he wants to spend his own and stay out of mine LOL And thus, operation Kendall’s Lemonade Stand commenced.

I am so proud of this kiddo for embracing the entrepreneur spirit and planning this out on his own. Not to mention all of the family and friends who have supported this dream. We should continue to pour this type of positivity into our kids, and who knows where it may lead to.

You can follow his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kendallslemonadestand

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