It’s 3am and I’m taking a break from making clothespin bunnies for my 8 yo’s “Market Day” at school tomorrow. That I just learned about at 4pm this afternoon.
My little Creative-Dictator-in-Training “had a vision” where she wanted me to decorate a box like a stage with coordinated scrapbook paper wrapped around the exterior to (and I quote), “merchandise the bunnies” which in her artistic mind also included: a mossy ‘floor’ installation around a mirror “pond”, a white picket fence, scattered flowers, a tree in the corner with a clothesline hanging diagonally across the top of ‘the stage’.
I asked if she was going to hang anything off the ‘clothesline’ and she rolled her eyes as she said, “Um yah. Cause last year the kids were so dumb with their money and by the time they got to my booth, because, “S-last names are always at the end of the line, they didn’t have much money left to spend with me.
So this year, I want to attract their attention with the decorated box. It will sit on my desk all morning looking fun and I’ll make a sign that says “Lil C’s Bunnies Are the Perfect Easter Present” Or something like that. Anyway.
Then when Market Day at school starts, I’ll bribe them with candy if they buy in the first 10 minutes, like “Buy a bunny and get a bag of jellybeans free”.
Oh, and can I have some bags of jellybeans too? Or Peeps? Then I’ll sell the bunnies for $5 each. And when the teachers announce the 5-minute countdown, I’m going to drop the price on the rest of the bunnies and offer the candy too until they are all gone. I’m thinking like 30 bunnies total, k? Plus candy.
That reminds me, can you also paint some mini-bunnies with the tiny clothespins so I can decorate them and hang them from the clothesline? Maybe another 20 or so. Then I can sell the mini-bunnies to the kids with only a quarter or two at the end. I’m totally gonna crush Market Day this year!”