Mr. Build It creates a lemonade stand





3.20.19



Being a construction mom living in a "Construction Zone" can be a real challenge. There's dust and materials cluttering the corners of your home and the racket can be tough to tune out. However, on the flip-side having a Mr. Build It in the family does have its benefits. When I have a crazy idea at 10:20 PM to build our son Cody a lemonade stand by 12:20 PM the next day our kiddo can actually test out his entrepreneurial skills.





Believe it or not, he actually made more money at the yard sale than both of us combined! Money which he wisely invested into an ice-cream fund that lasted all summer. It's wild how popular it was on a hot summers day. I recently learned that back in the late 1800's lemonade stands were so popular that they caused lines blocking sidewalks and the police had to intervene.


"so popular that they caused lines blocking sidewalks and the police had to intervene."


Luckily our stand did not get a visit from the authorities but in recent years lots of other kids stands were shut down and even fined up to $400 dollars! It's crazy the things you need a permit for sometimes. I feel lucky that David knows which projects need a permit and which ones you can build without.


"fined up to $400 dollars!"


We once had to fly out to California to rebuild our friends entire living room because it was built without a permit before they bought it and then re-modeled to become load bearing. Luckily David saved them a ton of money by making suggestions which allowed them to reinforce existing beams in the living room to meet building codes without having to do a full out demo.





"David saved them a ton of money by making suggestions...to meet building codes without having to do a full out demo."


If you're like me and life seems to revolve around construction projects hang in there and look out for those lemonade stand moments. Living in a construction zone can be a real struggle but seeing the joy and pride in my boys faces after this special build makes all the dust worth it!


~Construction Mom