Do you know Flat Stanley?
He’s quite the adventurer and has been to our house 3 times in the past year ~ two times from Ohio and once from California.
This past week we sent our most current Flat Stanley back to my niece’s class in Ohio. We were in a bit of a shuffle this past Friday realizing that he needed to return home on Monday and we were not quit ready to let him go…the real story, we put him somewhere safe and totally forgot about him until 3 days before he was due back.
Needless to say, I promptly emailed my niece’s teacher and explained that he may be late. Let’s just say that while I was emailing her I had flashbacks of high school panic – wondering if she was going to be lenient with me about his late arrival; I seriously had sweat on my brow as I was typing.
My brother talked with Miss M. yesterday and all is good. Stanley hadn’t made it back yet but the post office assured me that Wed. would be the latest he would make his arrival.
Life is back to normal now that he is back in Ohio. Linus isn’t trying to rip him to shreds and Alice, sad that she has lost her playmate, is trying to figure out how to fit her whole fist in her mouth.
With the end of the school year approaching there will be no more requests for Flat Stanley to come visit. This makes us sad and a little relieved, the stress of getting him back on time was a little more than I could handle.
Next school year, with Linus a year older and Alice on the move, we are planning on opening a Flat Stanley Airbnb ~ The Love and Joy Inn. Reservations for a room will be taken in the Fall.