My precious little cousin Amyah in Wisconsin sent me an unusual surprise in the mail a few weeks ago - my very own Flat Stephanie. Flat Stephanie is a friend of Flat Stanley, of course, and the two have been known to fold up into envelopes, mail themselves to relatives in interesting places and expect to be photographed with all sorts of cool landmarks. Amyah's whole class is participating and out of everyone she knows in the world, she thought I would be the best person to introduce Flat Stephanie to NYC.
I waited until Thanksgiving to share Flat Stephanie with Manhattan. When I pulled her out of my purse, Hodgie said, "What the heck is that? And why does it only have one arm?"
I couldn't really explain why Flat Stephanie has just one arm... that's a question for Amyah.
Much to our astonishment, as soon as I removed her from my bag, four different strangers at the Macy's Parade said, "Hey look, it's Flat Stanley!" Yeah, they said Stanley, but they got the general drift. She's a celebrity!
Stephanie really enjoyed the floats at the parade, and she was really glad (on BAA's behalf) the weather was mild and dry.
"Santa! I know him! I KNOW HIM!"
I dropped the pictures in the mail for Amyah and her class today... and since I had so much fun with this project, I'm wondering, do I need my own version of Flat Stephanie to take on my trip? Perhaps Flat Liz, Flat Andy, Flat Hodgie & Flat RaeRae?