From the archives: originally written in 2017 You’d be amazed how hard it is to give away free cookies. My daughter had been wanting to do a lemonade stand forever, but I resisted. She’s 4 and has no problem taking money from strangers. I’m 32 and find the whole process unbearably awkward. But she doesn’t need or really care about the money. She’s after the experience, reenacting what she saw other kids doing on the street or on youtube. Like most things, if you agree to do it enough but never actually do, it tends to go away. But she kept bringing it up. So I had a idea that would satisfy both her desire and my neuroses. Give it away for free! Brilliant!