Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Unusually Flattening Adventures of Flat Stanley

A daughter of a friend of mine gave me Flat Stanley so that I could chronicle his adventures in West Virginia. Silly daughter. Silly friend.

He arrived a month ago, but I am slow, so he ended up celebrating Rhubarb Pie Day with us instead of doing much in the way of hiking up hills, washing the pick-up, or coal mining.

I think he looks like he's having a good time, don't you?

Actually, TOO good of a time! FLAT STANLEY! I took my eyes off of him for two seconds and just LOOK! He is not so flat anymore!!!

Oh no, oh NO! I've ruined Flat Stanley! I told my friend and she was aggrieved, to put it mildly!

Fortunately, I was making a visit to Magee Women's Hospital the very next day and they have a machine guaranteed to flatten anything.

The technician was very helpful and even flattened him on both sides, just to be sure he was well and truly squished. How thoughtful!

So, our trauma is at an end. Flat Stanly is flat again! Plus, he's gone to a place where no "man" EVER wants to go! Poor Flat Stanley! He may never be the same. (I'm also sure I gave the technician something to talk about for days!) ;)


Daisy said...

AHA HA HA HA HA HA! Chris, you crack me up! That was hilarious. That pie looked mighty good---well obviously it MUST have been good! HA HA HA!

I hate that flattening machine by the way. I can't help but feel sorry for poor Stanley. :D

Chris said...

Hi Daisy!! :) I wish I knew if that pie was good! That Flat Stanley ate it ALL way too fast for me to snag a slice! Who would've guessed he'd be such a fast eater and so good at cleaning his plate? ;)

I can't stand that machine either. Stanly didn't seem so mind it nearly as much. I bet that was because they let him keep his clothes on. SO unfair!!! ;)

intrepidideas said...

Very funny... I think he had a great time with you. I also think Flat Stanley travels so much that he didn't want to see the hills or the coal mines anyway. Eating is more fun!

Kristin said...

Oh, you are so good!! I have three kiddos of my own, so you'd think I'd be good at something like that. I got a Stanely last year, and never sent it back. I KNOW! Awful, isn't it? Lucky little kid that you're sending it back to!!

jennifer said...


What an adventure for Flat Stanley (as if he needs anymore excitement in his life... being flat and all).