Flat Stanley woke up just knowing that the weather was starting to turn nicer.
“Today is Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox!” Nana exclaimed. She loves her Boston Red Sox. She’s trying to make Briana a fan, but, well, we’ll see. Maybe someday. Flat Stanley loves watching baseball with Nana and Papa.
Today, Nana and Papa surprised Flat Stanley by telling him that they were taking him out for lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant before the big game. They were meeting their friends Chris and Shinae after a long winter. Nana and Papa call winter “hibernation station months.” They act like bears and stay inside most of the winter.
They’re lucky because they have Auntie Terri, Ty, Briana and Flat Stanley to help them shovel out the snow and provide clear passage for mail trucks and deliveries. They even get their food shipped in during the winter months. A very nice UPS lady delivers paper goods, shampoo and stuff. The delivery lady loves getting fresh eggs when she comes to the door. All of the delivery people love the fresh eggs from our chickens.
Flat Stanley found his favorite seat in the cup holder of the car and they made their way to the restaurant. It was called My Sister’s Crawfish! That’s a funny name for a Vietnamese restaurant.
Nana ordered curried goat! EW!! Flat Stanley is very adventurous and tries ALMOST everything, but he had to draw the line at curried goat. He did however try Shinae’s Avocado smoothie when she offered him a sip.
It was DELICIOUS!! Smooth, creamy, sweet and yummy! Flat Stanley snuck a few more sips when Shinae wasn’t looking.
Flat Stanley decided to order the chicken noodle “PHO” soup that the nice waitress recommended for him. He enjoyed it and slurped it all down! “Slurrrrrrp, Slurrrrrp” YUM!
There was a lot of laughter at the table and plenty of time for Stanley to sneak sips. He liked the hot tea too, but the smoothie was sweet and creamy; he just couldn’t help himself to more and more.
Papa was being EXTRA silly with his messy shrimp. He really enjoyed his meal, you can tell by the red spiced beard!
Papa tried kissing Nana, but she was having NONE of that!
While they were being silly, Flat Stanley snuck away…
He found what they call a fortune tree and slowly he climbed.
Until he reached the top of the tree!
This is when Flat Stanley began to sing in his high pitched lovely voice;
“There’s fortune in the furlough
On the other side
Wrap ourselves in blankets
The crossing of a bridge so wide, so high..”
He sang the word “Highhhhh” the loudest, highest and was holding that note the longest before Nana came around the corner and helped him out of the fortune tree.
Flat Stanley always manages to find trouble…sometimes I wonder if trouble doesn’t find him. I hope his silliness made you smile today. If so, please subscribe, so Nana can send you a smile everyday!