It has certainly been a busy few days at Homeschool Pool. For those who have been following us for awhile you know that the kids started a lemonade stand for Lemonade Day this year. You can see the journey they took and what they learned by [clicking on Lemonade Day 2012].
By now everyone has heard the remarks President Obama made about small business owners. Cool Blast Lemonade, the girls’ business along with their brother, was contacted by Fox News to get their dad’s and my perspective on what President Obama said. Dad spoke with Fox and Cool Blast Lemonade got a lot of publicity very quickly. You can view the interview that started it all [by clicking here].
In fact, their Facebook Page [found here] went from 6 likes (mostly friends and family) to over 800 in 24 hours. WOW!
We never expected such a response. From there they have received a lot of other publicity. Dad and Guppy had a radio interview [found here] and discussed the issue. Clara and Eliza will both be on Fox and Friends this Saturday morning, 7/21/2012. There are a few other television, radio and print media spots coming up.
One of the most impressive parts was how Congressman Ted Poe discussed Cool Blast Lemonade in Congress. You can see it here:
We are certainly very proud of the kids. Clara, Eliza and Eirik worked very hard at this and are still very enthusiastic about the prospects for the future. Fortunately, the publicity has opened up a lot of opportunities for all three of the kids. Unfortunately, we have to take some extra precautions because of it. So, for the next few days we will be busy dealing with this, letting everything calm down and keeping the kids grounded. Bear with us while we get back into the swing of things and thanks to everyone for their words of encouragement!