About a month ago Sarah tagged along with me on a trip to a local gift store. It was her first time in that particular shop and she walked around with wide-eyed wonder, admiring all the displays of fancy things. When we got back into the car, purchases in tow, Sarah announced, “Mom, I can make that in my room.”
Of course, I thought she was talking about one of the little trinkets she might have seen in the store. But, no. Not Sarah Cobb. She meant the store. The entire store. She was quite sure she could reproduce the entire thing in her bedroom. Out of cardboard, of course. She worked over the next three weeks toward the Grand Opening of “The Sarah Barah Gift Shop.” Which happened to correspond nicely with the grand opening of the Erin Cobb Photography Cottage. You know what they say about the apple and tree.
After canvasing two entire neighborhoods with invitations Sarah officially opened her shop from 11-6 (give or take) a couple of Saturdays ago. We were lucky to have Lucas and Axel in town for a visit so not only did Sarah have built in shoppers, she also had employees.
The kiddos were elated when the shoppers started to arrive.
“Baby Jenny” (who is not such a baby anymore) comes from some serious shopping stock. She was a big spender.
She also developed a major crush on fellow shopper, Miss LeeLee, who purchased a new cash register for Lyn’s Gracious Goodness.
Of course, Sarah and Ephraim demanded equal time with their sweet buddy…
And then the shopping continued. Miss Lacy stocked up on art for baby Arden’s nursery,
while Miss Arlana got herself some new bling.
In the end, after paying her employee and counting her bills our little entrepreneur had about twelve bones in her pocket. Which to a six year old = RICH.
Who knows what she’ll think up next.
But heaven help me if it includes mass quantities of cardboard.