This is all really crazy but last summer while we were doing the flea market thing, there came a time when there was a shortage of plants we had available. We decided to sell some of our pond plants just to give us a bigger selection and to fill up the table. My son had this idea that he could sell tadpoles. I thought he was wasting his time but decided to let him try since it would keep him occupied when the sales were slow. So we took a net and caught a few and brought them along. We had some old jars and we brought them to put the tadpoles in. When we got to the flea market, I set up the plants in a nice display and my son caught a few tadpoles out of the bucket and tossed them into a jar with a small piece of sea lettuce.
The first people to walk by our table had small children and they were immediatly drawn to the movement in the jar. They stopped and looked and before I knew it had purchased not only one but two. This continued throughout the day and soon we were out of tadpoles or tads as my son called them. He made 25 dollars that day selling tadpoles. I was shocked. For the rest of the summer, whenever we planned on going to the flea market, he would catch tadpoles and sell them. He always sold out. This year we have already had several people stop and ask if we have any more tadpoles. People are actually looking for our table and seeing if we have any more. Is that crazy or what?
Now for some real shockers. About one out of 25 adults do not know that a tadpole is a baby frog. About the same number have never seen one and know nothing about them. I haven't met a child yet that didn't know these things though.
So now my son came up with the idea of selling tadpole (tad) t-shirts. At first I thought no one would consider buying one but then I said the same thing about the tads. So with my help, we came up with some t-shirt ideas. All would have a picture of tads on them and one of the following:
We love Tads.
We got Tads.
Ask me bout my Tads.
And my favorite:
Ladies love Tads.
I could use a little help with other ideas if anyone can suggest some slogans. Maybe I should start a contest or something. See you a Tad later,