Explore a lavish lemonade stand crafted by a young entrepreneur, nestled within the vibrant landscape of New York City.
Getting pocket money as a kid takes a considerable amount of creativity and hard work. From doing household chores to embarking on small entrepreneurial ventures, there are many ways kids can get some money. Whether it's setting up a lemonade stand, offering to walk neighbors' dogs, or helping with household tasks, these endeavors foster a sense of initiative and problem-solving. Such practices set kids up for a bright future. City kids get exposed to the hustle culture much earlier in life and as a result, end up with creative ventures. TikTok user @swirl.ceramics recently shared a video of a little girl's impressive lemonade stand in New York City. The video with a text overlay reading, "New York kids are different," has gained 721.9K views since it was posted on the platform a day ago.
In the video itself, we get to see a little girl sitting on the stairs leading up to her apartment with her lemonade stand set up in front of her. In front of her, she has a young boy and a girl who appear to be waiting for a cold drink. Children setting up lemonade stands, especially while they're on vacation, is not a new thing. But this particular outlet stands out because of the variety of available flavors.
Unlike a conventional stand, the girl uses a cocktail shaker to mix up the drinks as well. We also get to see a cardboard piece on the back that appears to have the rates for different drinks written on it. The little girl has also managed to earn a fair bit of money stashed in a transparent cup. Users on the platform commended the little girl for her innovative endeavor and expressed their support in the comments section.
@mattressfirms commented, "Bless them all. The girl making it and the sweet kids waiting, it's funny, they are so serious." Other users noticed how well she handled the cocktail shaker. @sydneykucharski said, "No, because she even hit the side of the shaker like she has been bartending for years, lol."
Another user, @nkfal, had some insights to share, saying, "I helped the kids in my building carry their trash and lemonade back and asked how much they made and they said $300. On a weeknight." That figure is significant, especially for little children who can use it to buy things that they want without asking their parents. Many other users had also set up similar stands during their summer breaks to make some money. @erwinandco shared, "In the summer, as a kid, I sold small cups of cold Snapple on Mott Street; we would have my cousin down the street sell slices of cold watermelon." Such initiatives also help keep people hydrated.
According to Quench Water, studies have shown that 75% of Americans were found to be chronically dehydrated. Moreover, approximately 3 in 4 workers don't drink enough water daily at work. Being hydrated is not just good for your body but holds many health benefits as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it helps regulate body temperature, lubricate joints and eliminate bodily waste, to name a few.