MARTINA McBRIDE TEACHES KIDS ABOUT MONEY AND FIRE FIGHTING
Martina McBride's seven-year-old daughter Delaney wanted a Game Boy, so Martina decided that it was time to teach her child about the finer points of financial responsibility.
Martina told her daughter that she could have the video game -- but she would have to pay for it with her own money. So Delaney set up a stand selling lemonade and brownies. She handed out flyers, giving them to businesses in the area near her dad's recording studio -- and even recruited little sister Emma.
"I always wanted to have a lemonade stand when I was growing up, so I got to fulfill one of my childhood dreams," says Martina. "Delaney made change and everything. Passing out the flyers really helped. She raised over $90 in three hours!
"Emma's job was to say 'Goodbye, and thanks for coming!' " As if that weren't a busy enough day, as soon as the bake sale ended, Martina noticed that a neighbor's bushes were on fire! She sprinted and got a fire extinguisher, but couldn't put out the blaze herself -- she called for her hubby John's help.
The fire was put out with no problem or injuries -- nobody was home at the house at the time.