Confidential to British kindergarteners: If you want to sell lemonade on the sidewalk in front of your house, be damn sure to purchase the proper business permit. This is the lesson one heartbroken 5-year-old recently learned in England, according to an op-ed her father published in The Telegraph. “She was very upset and had to watch Brave a few times to calm down,“ dad Andre Spicer (no relation to Sean) told The Guardian after his daughter “burst into tears.” After initially issuing the Spicers a $116 fine for operating without a trading permit, the town of Tower Hamlets dropped it and apologized to the family.5-year-old British girl fined for running lemonade stand.


My five-year-old daughter was fined £150 … for selling lemonade

Like many parents, I’m forever searching for ways to entertain my children – especially at this time of year, when the school holidays loom. I know that visits to our local playground won’t be enough to get us through the long summer days.


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