selling chocolate bars

Canada
April 23, 2007 7:01pm CST
my 3 year old daughter started her first fundraiser today. she is selling chocolate bars for gymnastics. she thought they were giving her a box of chocolates. she thought she was going to be eating them all. she's really upset that we are selling them. but grandma bought her one to eat though. and i'm sure i'll end up buying one for us as well.
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@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
24 Apr 07
This sort of thing can be a very important thing for the little ones, they can build up their self worth here when they know they are doing good by doing this, I wish she was selling near me, I have seen how the little ones faces light up when they sell one....I hope she does well
• Canada
24 Apr 07
she's doing good so far. in only 1 hour we sold 9. we went to grandma's. lol that's where we will obviously make the biggest sale.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 07
I remember my junior years in high school where I have started to sell out chocolate bars to my classmates just for an extra income. lol. :) Selling anything inside the classroom was actually prohibited that's why what I did was I sold the whole pack to the canteen and our canteen will be the one to sell it at a retail price. That's how I learned to make money when I was in high school. Since your daughter started doing small business at an early age, time will come she will be that successful in putting up her own business. :)
@massageeh (966)
• Taiwan
24 Apr 07
I remember selling chocolates when I was young. I was never good in sellng. I ended up having to get my family to buy it or return it. I don't eat it because we own a grocery store so I have all the candies and chocolate I need to eat.
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
24 Apr 07
The first fundraiser is so cute. I remember when my daughter did hers so so long ago. She had a book to sell candy. I wish she would have gotten the candy bars they are so easy to sell. The book is harder since you have to take orders and money and wait for the candy. This is wear we have to explain to them the concept of fundraising and that she may not get the candy but she will get the gymnastic benifits what ever that may be. New costumes or paying for the hall to practice in. your daughter is at such an age that you need to enjoy every minute of it.
• Canada
24 Apr 07
When I was that age I sold cheese at school. How it worked was we gave order forms to our friends, and they would place an order. We'd take the orders to school, and when the cheese arrived, we'd deliver it to the people's houses. That way we knew in advance what we were doing, and there were no misunderstandings from the children. Good for your daughter's grandma! ;-)
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Ah the innocence of childhood! I bet she thought she was in Heaven with an entire box of chocolate bars! I do feel that 3 years old is a bit young for selling, the gymnastics place basically has the parents doing the work! But I bet she is adorable when she asks someone if they would like to buy a bar!