After a frazzle-dazzle day of holiday parties for my kids--think excessive cookie decorating and a toilet paper snowball fight...I just had to post this little guy.
I love him. He (she?) makes me want to write a children's book about a roly-poly little hedgehog just as cute and sweet as this one. I'll think on that.
An interesting little anecdote...
My first grader's class has read Flat Stanley, about a boy who was (painlessly) crushed by a billboard, allowing him to travel around like a postcard, and they've decided to do a little Flat Stanley project of their own. Each of the kids was sent home with three envelopes to send to friends or relatives in the U.S. and beyond. These selected participants were then requested to photograph the Flat Stanley included in their envelope at various spots around their city or town and then send the photo-travelogue back to my son's elementary. Okay, so we sent ours out to those friends and relatives we thought would enjoy participating, and today I heard back from two of the three.
One told me that two days after she'd gotten her Flat Stanley, a good friend of hers had received one from her nephew's kindergarten class. So, naturally, the Flat Stanley's made friends and even made a movie together. (I've not yet had a chance to screen this film, but if it's good, I'll post it here). The other one told me that after they'd packed F.S. back up to go 'home', they'd seen couple on the beach, watching the sunset with their F.S.!
Clearly, Flat Stanley is everywhere! If you spot one, please post about it here--or a photo on your blog would be lovely too!