Noah gets assigned a Flat Stanley project almost every other year. This is one of those years. He is supposed to photograph and journal Flat Stanley’s adventures over spring break. The teacher’s note of explanation claims that this is a fun and easy project that you just do to document your family’s exciting spring break vacation. That makes it feel a little like a competition to see who has the best vacation. We are going nowhere this spring break. I have cookies to sell and laundry that has been neglected since cookie sales started. Doug wants to spend all of his waking moments at a computer. Flat Stanley at our house will play video games and watch movies with occasional moments of being forced to go outside and do something in the fresh air. Nothing in our back yard though since Noah already has poison oak on his face. I am not loving Flat Stanley this year because I feel really bad for Noah when he does his oral report on Flat Stanley. When Noah moves to middle school he should be able to move beyond Flat Stanley. Of course, then it will be Amy’s turn for Flat Stanley projects.