When I was a little kid, we used to sell lemonade on the sidewalk. The going rate was about $0.25 per cup.
In junior high, we used to walk around Sheep's Meadow in Central Park and sell bottles of water for $1.00.
Now, I know having a kid these days is different from previous generations. Kids (especially those that grow up in the city) are so mature and cosmopolitan at such a young age that it continues to astound me. It's particularly fascinating to be dining at a restaurant, only to hear a 5-year old kid at the next table ask whether the frisee salad comes with portabella or porcini mushrooms and whether it's possible to substitute cantalet for the aged reggiano.
But now? I think I've seen everything...
Only in New York. Only in Park Slope.