Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley? Meet Flat Stella.
A few years ago for a school project, Precocious was required to create a Flat Stella version of herself. She drew a purple dress, long golden hair, and chocolate brown eyes in a an adorable 3rd grade likeness of herself. We were assigned to ship Stella off, with an envelope and instructions to photograph Flat Stella wherever she landed.
First Stella went to our friends in Maryland. Flat Stella had a run in with the president’s motorcade in Washington D.C. and spent some time at historical monuments before she was shipped off to France, Belgium, and The Netherlands, and finally home to Utah at the end of the school year.
She was a busy girl, it took her almost 9 months to trot the globe.
Flat Stella has seen the Eiffel Tower.
I still haven’t seen the Eiffel Tower.
I’m not bitter.
Precocious thumb-tacked Flat Stella to her wall and only removed her last Fall when she felt she’d outgrown her a little.
I’m not kidding, if you can in any way do this, get on it. Flat Stella has in no small way inspired a love of travel for Precocious and opened up a whole new world when she was small enough not to understand how big the world can be.