Life is really hard when your mom goes to Africa.
Dad takes you out to eat a whole bunch, your grandparents lavish attention on you, and your teachers go easy on you.
But then your mom comes back, and you decide all that torture was worth it, because you now have the most rockin' Flat Stanley project in the history of the 3rd grade.
That's Flat Stanley, floating on the Nile River. With hippos in the background.
For one brief, shining moment, I am Cool Mom.