Sunday, March 29, 2009

It’s Girl Scout cookie time!

Just returned from my family vacation on Friday, well rested, rejuvenated and ready to go!

Had a day to unpack and get settled back into home, and then it was time to get back to work—but not RSVPstyle work. Mommy duty called: It’s that time of year again when Girl Scout cookies are for sale, and Lissa and I had volunteered to head booth sales for our daughters’ Brownie troop.

We set up shop in front of Safeway Hawaii Kai. Brownie Troop 313 had two shifts, from 9 to 11 and 11 to 1. Lissa and I got there bright and early to set up a table, post a banner and set out all Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs and other cookies.

The first shift of girls showed up raring to go—after all, I did give them a Cookie Sales 101 course a few weeks ago. Everyone looked great—cute, happy and wearing their Brownie sashes. With smiles on their faces they greeted everyone with, Good morning! Would you like to sample or purchase some Girl Scout cookies?

By the time our daughters showed up for their 11 cookie shift, the first shift had done so well there weren’t enough cookies for the second shift! We had to scramble, calling around to see if anyone had more cookies, can you believe that? Boy, I wish I could hire them.

In the end, some parents came through, glad to unload some of their unsold boxes, so our girls could close their deals in front of Safeway. Grandma and Papa even stopped by to show their support and buy a few boxes.

Sales went so well that when our shift was up at 1, the girls didn’t want to stop—they continued selling til 1:45.

By then everyone was starving—and no, I did not want to eat any cookies, thank you very much!