Flat Stanley and Nana entered the shopping center and Nana noticed her gas tank was getting low.
“Tomorrow we go to Boston, so we’d better gas up a bit here Flat Stanley,” Nana stated as she pulled up to the pump.
“I’ll help you Nana,” Flat Stanley said as he unstrapped his seatbelt and jumped out to help.
Flat Stanley was a big help and topped the tank off nicely.
“Can I clean your windows for you ma’am?” Flat Stanley chided in a joking way, but Nana took him up on the task and let him wash her windshield.
Flat Stanley dunked the squeegee sponge into the soapy water and washed all of the spring bugs that didn’t move out of Nana’s way, off of the windshield. There were a lot of bugs! When it was shiny clean, Flat Stanley got back in the car and they were off for more errands.
They picked up Papa’s mom, yes; Grandma T was treating us all to lunch today for an anniversary treat! What a beautiful day.
This was followed by more card stores and shopping and then more shopping. Flat Stanley loves how spry and lively Grandma T can hop and shuffle through the isles.
Flat Stanley didn’t have to hop and shuffle. He found a driving cart and hopped on it!
Flat Stanley is quite the driver. He was zoom zoom zooming around the store.
Flat Stanley got really excited in the bakery section. He rode ahead and hid in the cupcakes. When Nana walked past he did this “PPPSSSTTTTTTT…psssst.. hey… you know you want it…” sing song that made Nana laugh, but she shook her head and said no.
“But they have SPRINKLES!” Flat Stanley continued.
Nana really really wanted to, but she is trying to eat less sweets, so although she wanted to, although she had to, she didn’t. She stayed strong.
Instead, she found the fruits and veggies and stocked up on fresh strawberries. These are Papa’s favorite, so she smiled as she put them in her cart for him.
Flat Stanley loved the brightly colored sweet bell peppers and Nana was quick to say “YES!” to these.
When they entered the dairy section, Grandma T found some jalapeno cheese sticks and snuck them in her basket for Nana and Papa. She knows how they love spicy treats. It was very nice of her, and although Nana saw her do it and KNEW who they were for, she didn’t stop her, she just smiled a big smile as she raised her eyebrows in welcomed surprise.
Nana put a carton of what looked like milk in the cart, but when Flat Stanley looked closer he saw it said Almond Milk.
“How do they milk an almond,” Flat Stanley asked Nana. She just laughed and laughed. It’s been a great week of laughter for Nana.
I hope this finds you smiling too! How do they milk an almond? .. still giggling.
Enjoy your day!!