J with Mr. T and Mr. D decided that they would "share the investment" of three vending machines to put by our neighborhood pools this summer. J kept telling me that this would be a money making adventure. I didn't think that it would be, at least not for two or three summers. The argument to me was that running the machines would be a great chance for all the kids to learn about business. The Texas T kids would all help with the stocking, upkeep, purchasing and everything else related to these vending machines. I was all about teaching the kids about running a business.
The idea was that the children would learn about supply and demand. Instead they learned about police reports, vandalism, and the cost that stealing has on others. We have debated removing the machines altogether and selling them but then the neighbor pool patrons loose the convenience of snack and drink options so close.