Flat Stanley was munching on his third piece of pizza, yes, THIRD piece. He loves pizza. His favorite is pepperoni. Nana likes to cover her pizza in vegetables, it’s good, but Flat Stanley prefers the pepperoni. So today we had “the works” pizza pie with vegetables and pepperoni. What do you like on your pizza?
After his late lunch Jenna and her friend came over for a piece of pizza. When she filled up on pizza she said she was going out to the barn to shoot some pool. Nana and Papa have a pool table in the barn, but Flat Stanley has yet to see it.
“Can I come play pool with you guys?” Flat Stanley asked. He needed to work off some of that pizza. He was feeling bloated and needed to move and groove a bit. He had his hands tucked up under his armpits like a chicken and was twisting from side to side as he asked.
Jenna looked over at her friend Nick and smiled.
“Of course you can come shoot pool with us.” Jenna told him.
Flat Stanley ran outside and climbed up the pole of the basketball hoop on the paved area in front of the barn. This is where he waited for them to come out.
When Jenna and Nick came outside, they looked around for Flat Stanley and Flat Stanley giggled from high above them making them look up and see him dangling like a participle waiting for a party.
“Rim shot ready!” Flat Stanley shouted down before Jenna helped him to the ground.
They played basketball for a while. For his short stature Flat Stanley can shoot some hoops! He was also good at sneaking the ball away from Jenna when she was dribbling, Flat Stanley snuck between her legs and grabbed the ball. He raised his arms and shot the ball toward the hoop. As it was going through the hoop he raised his hands and ran for the pile of logs waiting to be cut into firewood. The long trees laying on their sides are stacked up in a huge pile beside the barn.
“He shoots; he scores!” Flat Stanley shouted from atop the log pile.
and then he got kinda stuck in a spider web.
“I think it’s time for some pool,” Flat Stanley said.
Nick helped Flat Stanley out of the icky webbing hoping that the little guy didn’t become a projectile from the slingshot of a web, but he got him out safely and they went inside.
“What? No swimming?” Flat Stanley asked in surprise.
“No, this is a pool table,” Jenna said and continued with “look, I’ll show you how.”
Flat Stanley had a hard time with the really long pool stick, but Jenna showed him how to line the stick up with the white ball you tap, to get that ball to hit another ball into the corner pocket.
He didn’t quite clear the table, but he did well. Jenna was a really good teacher and he was so happy that she let him join the party. I hope this finds you happy too! Smiles are contagious, you smile at someone and they pass it along to someone else. Thank you for sharing the smiles and telling your friends and family about Flat Stanley’s Adventures with Nana in Massachusetts.