Parenting Essentials: A $92 lemonade stand
Friday, May 15th, 2009
Here, we have a $92 prefabricated eco-lemonade stand. Made of premium recycled cardboard. What a marvelous, crucial invention.
Only a reckless parent would let his child attempt entrepreneurship spontaneously, by herself—possibly suffering injury or embarrassment while improvising a lemonade stand out of, say, a folding card table. Babygadget.com, who ardently recommends this product, has this to say:
Ahh the beauty of a lemonade stand…From a parenting perspective, it’s brilliant. It keeps your children occupied for several hours all while giving them an educational lesson in hard work! Well, I say, why not keep the magic going with this stand which also fosters creativity? Yet another of the many original creations from Cardboardesign, this unique lemonade stand is more eco-friendly and practical than most.
Indeed. The old method of fostering creativity—”letting the kid figure it out by herself for free”—is so impractical and eco-hostile.