Today, Flat Stanley enjoyed a trip to Home Depot with Nana and Papa. Home Depot is a BIG super store filled with builder stuff for workermen! Flat Stanley LOVED this store! He grunted as soon as he walked in, just like a big burly WorkerMan! “Grunt, Grunt!!”
Nana and Papa were excited to see the gardening section “springing” to life with potted flowers and vegetables! We’ll be ready to plant very soon!
Flat Stanley is ready to ride the riding lawn mower with Briana this summer! He was practicing in Home Depot today.
“RMMMMMmmmmm, RRMMMMMmmmmmm…” he sounded like a big motor as he road the shiny yellow display mower in a circle around the store.
Nana chased him down and cornered him as he came around the second isle. “Flat Stanley! You’re going to get in trouble riding around here on that!!” He parked it where he started out and his head looked at the ground, before looking up at Nana through his eyebrows. He felt bad for what he did. But it was so much fun! He cannot wait for summertime to cut the grass for Nana and Papa at the farm! I wonder if Briana will let him?
Flat Stanley didn’t stay out of trouble long though. There are a lot of things for Flat Stanley to get into in this big store! He found the lift that allows employees to reach the highest shelves within this big warehouse store. Again, he couldn’t help himself, it was like a burning fire in his belly, he just had to ride it! He climbed up and hit the switch. UUUUpppppp up up Flat Stanley rose!!
He was nearly to the big florescent lights when Nana hit the button for him to return to earth. “Flat Stanley!! You’re not allowed to do that!” She helped him off of the big machine and tried to keep a better eye on him so he wouldn’t get into more trouble.
Flat Stanley saw a workshop going on, they were teaching you how to lay tile flooring. Flat Stanley had to try it! He just had to. This time he did ask Nana first though, and Nana said YES!!
He was so happy wielding the big hammer like the worker man! He huffed as he rose the hammer way above his head and then CRASH, whoops, he broked the tile. Well this day isn’t going as well as we had hoped. The worker man was very helpful showing him how you just gently tap the side of the tile to line it up with the next when you’re laying your new floor. This wasn’t as much fun, but he tried it before moving along.
“If I’m going to be a WorkerMan,” Flat Stanley said, I’m going to need a big red toolbelt! Flat Stanley strapped the BIG Belt around his waist. It had a lot of pockets for tools. Unfortunately, it was so heavy without any tools in it that Flat Stanley took one step forward and BOOOOM! He was down. He fell forward and couldn’t get up.
Nana helped Flat Stanley remove the tool belt and was ready to lift him into the cart like a baby, to keep him out of trouble at this point!
He was with Papa around the next isle when Nana heard the pop, Pop POP and had to run to see what they were up to. As she rounded the corner she found BOTH Papa and Flat Stanley with the Bubble Cushion.
It was an entire roll of those poppable bubbles you get when you order breakable items in the mail. They were pop pop popping them in the isle! “PAPA!! What are you teaching him?!” Nana asked in dismay. Papa smiled and winked at Flat Stanley, “Noone can resist an entire roll of a pop pop pop Bubble Cushion!”
Oh goodness, this shopping trip was not going as planned. Nana was upset. Flat Stanley wanted to make it up to Nana, so when they passed the spring Easter Lillies, he hopped up into the flower’s greenery and when Nana passed, he tapped her on the shoulder.
Nana couldn’t help but smile, and yes, she put them in her cart.
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