Flat Stanley was quick to notice that Nana wasn’t in the best of moods this morning. He was careful to stay out of her way and not become the target of her bad mood. You know how some days are just like that and you need your own space? Flat Stanley has had days like this too; have you?
So, Flat Stanley decided to make himself disappear, not really disappear; although that would be fun, but leave for a while. He went to visit Auntie Terri and Briana next door. He left Papa to cheer Nana up.
Unfortunately, it seems this bad mood is contagious today!
Auntie Terri was in a wicked mood too! When he walked in the door, he could hear Auntie Terri was very upset with Briana about her messy room.
“You’ll clean this room today, before you go out and play,” Auntie Terri said.
Flat Stanley watched as Auntie Terri stomped back into the living room, where she returned to her vacuuming.
“I can help you clean your room,” Flat Stanley told Briana. “Come on, we can make it fun! Put some music on and we’ll dance our way through it!”
Briana put her favorite song by Jacob Sartorius on really loud and began doing the pick it up and put it away dance. Flat Stanley joined in, and then grabbed the vacuum from Auntie Terri to get the floor looking nice too.
When Auntie Terri returned to see Briana’s room all clean, dusted and vacuumed, she smiled.
“Nice job Briana, and you’re quite the helper little man,” she told them. “Now you can go out and play!”
Briana invited her friend over. They call her “Muffin,” because she’s so sweet.
Then Briana and Flat Stanley decided to bring their friend over to visit Nana and see if her day was getting better. Nana was sitting in her easy chair watching the Red Sox lose and she didn’t seem to be in a better mood, but at least she wasn’t growling under her breath anymore.
Nana’s house looked really clean too, I guess that’s what people do when they’re in bad moods, clean.
After the game was over, Flat Stanley and Briana found Nana with her headphones on and singing really loud, “Down in Jungleland…” Nana loves her Bruce Springsteen. The best part was seeing her smile returned.
I guess everyone has their days. I hope your day found you smiling and if not, then Flat Stanley has decided to tell you to play your favorite music, loudly!
What song will you choose? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
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