Yes, kind of, not really…
Probably about four summer ago, when I was 11, I started a business with five other people. Before I go into depth about my “business,” let me tell you about a tradition my family and other family share. Every summer, the Kerns (the other family) and my family rent a house for two weeks on Martha’s Vineyard. The Kerns have four kids: Matt, Sarah, Caroline, and Andrew and my family has two kids: my brother Harry and myself. So, we rent a house for two weeks at the beginning of August and we have a blast. This tradition has been on going since I was probably five or six years old, and the kerns have become our “second” family.
Now, back to the business…one summer, I woke up at three in the morning with the desire to buy a new baseball glove. My mom had just bought me a new glove for christmas and I had lost it. So, I had the feeling my mom would not have the desire to buy me another glove (at the time I still had a pretty decent glove). Instead of giving up on the idea, I decided I would make the money myself. After brainstorming for 10 minutes, I decided on a food/lemonade/yard sale business that would make me enough money to buy myself a new glove. I then went downstairs (3:30 am) and begin to make signs for my new business. Then, I made cookies, brownies, and cupcakes and found a large table for the stand. Finally, I was ready to start selling and with a sense of satisfaction, I went to the living room to watch some t.v. (only 7:00 am). After watching t.v. for about an hour, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. It was the baseball glove my mom had boughten me that I had so carelessly lost! Almost spilling the cereal I was eating, I jumped off of the couch and picked up the glove. Then, suddenly, the fresh scent of the brownies cooking in the oven wafted into the room and I thought: the business! At first, I thought about throwing away the signs, but luckily, I thought otherwise and I decided I was going to use the money that I was going to make to buy everyone lunch (I wanted people to be impressed by me).
I eventually set up the business and I made about 65 dollars. Although, I had ambitions to have enough money to buy anything I wanted, the day turned out to be pretty grate. And if you are wandering what I used the money on…I bought Matt (one of the kern kids) and I a plater with 24 super spicy buffalo wings! We only got through 10 because they were so hot, but it was worth it!