What happens when a really driven Type A marries another really driven Type A? They have babies…and some of them may be Type AA.
Jake is a first born, so that puts him at risk of being Type A. Add in the personalities of my husband and I…this kid is destined to be driven. And that’s an understatement. He has so much energy and so many ideas that even his teachers have trouble keeping up with him.
He’s already mastered making fresh lemonade on his own and made over $100 with the stand he sets out on our corner. Sales started to wane, so I told him he’s saturated the market and needs to move on to another idea. We brainstormed and came up with selling ice cream sandwiches.
Now any old mom can buy cookies and ice cream and slap them together. I was clearly not thinking when I told him we should make our own ice cream and make our own cookies. Then assemble. Oh and an ice cream sandwich isn’t great unless it’s packaged well. So, we’ve been to Michael’s for cute bags, custom stickers and ribbon.
Jake’s been working away at each task and waiting very impatiently (as we speak) for the ice cream in the sandwiches to harden.
His signs are ready, his work crew (Jillian and Cooper) is assembled and tomorrow he will begin selling ice cream sandwiches from a cooler on our corner. He will even set out a tip jar…thanks for idea, Aunt Jenny.
Here’s a picture of his hard work from the last few days:
We made chocolate malt ice cream and sandwiched it between chewy peanut butter cookies, then rolled it in mini-chocolate chips. Don’t tell, but Brent and I sampled one…they are delicious. Hence Jake’s business name…Jake’s Delicious Treats.
If you’re a friend, drop by…Jake (and crew) will be outside tomorrow afternoon. I’ll be keeping him busy with new endeavors in selling on our corner, so I’ll keep you updated!