I had heard of Flat Stanley (FS) somewhere along the line (was I 6? was I 26?). But I never saw one in person until last April at the San Diego Zoo. Husband and I were visiting the camels and an older man was struggling to hold up a FS while taking his photo. I offered to hold him for the man, and he was so grateful that it was just sweet. Husband thought the guy was nuts, but I did my best to explain that FS was not a crazy man’s friend. You can read more about the original FS here.
So here’s my plan. I have colored my own FS. He is raring to go. The gist of FSFriday is this:
1. My Flat Stanley likes you. He wants to hang out with other people, not just me.
2. FS likes his picture taken. And he likes stories written about himself (he’s a bit vain) and those he visits.
3. You can host my FS. Let him meet your family. Bring him on a trip. I don’t really care what you do with him as long as it’s appropriate. Leave a comment saying you’d like to participate and I will email you a copy of my FS. Or…if you want you can make your own. Anyway, either A) post photos and a story of FS on your blog and email me a link to that post or B) email me a few photos and the story of FS hanging out with you and I will, respectively, A) link to that post on FSFriday or B) post the emailed story and images on my blog on FSFriday. Make sense?
If you’re lacking ideas of things to do with FS, let me know. But otherwise, he’s game for most anything: baking cookies (watch out—he steals the dough!), bowling, trips to the shoe store…be creative!
Today’s photos show FS hanging out at my home with my family. Enjoy! And remember to let me know in the comments if you’re interested in participating in Flat Stanley Friday.
|Flat Stanley at home|