Kirsten is an 18-inch-tall girl from 1854, Nellie is
an 18-inch-tall girl from 1906, and May is an 18-inch-tall girl from
the 1920s. Mini Kit is a 6-inch-tall doll from 1934.
(And this adventure is dedicated to ALL the wonderful people I've met
but in particular, the ones who have given so generously to me.
Kirsten, Nellie, Mini Kit, and May were all very brave girls during my
apartment flooding, and I
promised them a party when it was over. With the economy
being what it is, we all agreed on a small-scale movie night! (If
you're a regular reader and have seen my TV, you'll know it's a VERY
small-scale movie night.)
Nellie, Mini Kit, and Pegleg Sally wore their best clothes (Pegleg
Sally's made by Katie148) and waited patiently for the movie to
...while Gonzo and Rizzo implored them to just hit "play."
(The movie is from Julia--thank you so much!)
"Kirsten! May!" Mini Kit called. "Hurry up!
"I'm coming!" May said.
"I just have to find my Mabel," she murmured, looking around.
"How did she get here?" May asked, bending to retrieve her beloved
stuffed cat. "It's almost like someone was using her as
a dummy to practice using a plastic sword or something."
"My ears are burning!" Mini Kit called from the theater area.
"Hey!" a familiar voice yelled.
Kirsten glared at May. "What are you doing, wearing that new
"I wouldn't call it a new dress," May said. "I had it on when
the apartment was flooded. Don't you remember? Now,
"Oh, yes!" Kirsten said. "It came from someone really nice.
Isn't she the best person ever?"
May had met the sweet admirer before. "And how! It does look
nice on you."
"I know," Kirsten said.
"But enough about clothes," May said. "I'm going to go watch
the movie with
"Hey!" Kirsten said. "I wasn't done bragging! May!"
"Come back! Wouldn't you rather wear this shirt instead?"
(Shirt created by Colleen/Kit, Kat, and Friends.)
But May ignored her.
Nellie and Mini Kit were thrilled to see May.
"Would you like some Movie Popcorn?" Mini Kit asked.
"Or maybe an apple?" Nellie asked.
May frowned. "But...those are made of plastic and paper.
They aren't real."
"They are too real!" Mini Kit said. "I can touch them and
"You have a point," May said, sitting down. "Still--thank you
for the offer, but I'm not hungry."
They settled in and watched the DVD menu some more. "I wonder
where Miss Kirsten is," Nellie said.
May shrugged and pushed her sock down to scratch an itch on her knee.
"Aiee!" Mini Kit yelled.
"It's just me," Kirsten said.
"I know," Mini Kit said. "But you were supposed to come in
the other side, since you were over behind us and to the viewer's left
"If that's the worst continuity error we see tonight, then we're doing
well," Kirsten said.
"Would you like an apple?" Nellie asked.
"No," Kirsten said. "I'd like my seat in the front row."
"Too bad," Mini Kit said. "You snooze, you lose."
"But I'm big and you're small," Kirsten argued. "And I'm the
You should do what I want!"
And Kirsten just sat down anyway.
"Mmmm--mmmm--mmmm!" Mini Kit yelled.
"Miss Kirsten!" Nellie said, helpless to stop her.
May got up...
...and glared at Kirsten. "Mini Kit was here first."
"What are you going to do about it?" Kirsten asked.
May gave Kirsten a cold, threatening look. "Beat it, sister."
"Hm," Kirsten said. "How did this happen?"
Nellie offered Kirsten an apple to console her, but Kirsten turned it
Mini Kit hugged May. "Thank you for standing up to Kirsten,"
Finally, the girls settled down to watch Muppet Treasure Island!
They quite enjoyed the tale.
"Those rats are swell!" May cried.
"Rats?" Kirsten asked. "Yuck!"
Given the small size and poor definition of my TV--and the glare--one
can hardly blame Kirsten for not noticing that the tourist rats were
really darling and clean creatures who even wore clothes.
"They're so sweet!" May argued, enamored with the little creatures.
The movie continued, and then--
"Eeeek!" Kirsten screamed. "Something's on
"Miss Kirsten?" Nellie asked.
"Aaaaaaah!" Kirsten yelled. "It's a rat!"
rat?" Nellie whispered.
Kirsten looked around, but nothing was there.
"There was a rat on my beautiful dress!" Kirsten said.
"Miss Kirsten," Nellie said, "I don't think that's plausible.
I've lived where there are rats, and I haven't heard any in
walls here. Scorpions, maybe, but not rats."
"Oh my," May said as something tickled her foot.
It climbed up her leg...
is a video showing the squirrel going up May's leg and onto her arm,
and drawing a sword.)
...and it even found a tiny sword!
"It's the rat!" Kirsten said.
"What?" May asked.
"That thing on your hand!" Kirsten growled.
"This?" May asked. "No! This is a squirrel!"
"It's vermin!" Kirsten said.
"You don't know a squirrel from nothing!" May yelled.
"Now look!" she added. "You scared it off."
"It was probably rabid," Kirsten muttered.
"Oh, no, Miss Kirsten," Nellie said. "It was a special
Wisconsin squirrel from Vickie and Jess and Charlotte."
"Huh?" Kirsten asked.
"And it left me a dagger!" Mini Kit bragged.
"I hope he comes back soon," May said.
"I hope it never comes back," Kirsten replied. "We already
have enough small annoying things here."
"Hey!" Mini Kit yelled. "Don't make me poke you!"
(Intimidated, May hid Mabel away, just in case.)
"Cheer up, Miss Kirsten," Nellie said. "Maybe an apple would
make you feel better?"
"What's with your apple obsession?" Kirsten asked.
"You spend more time promoting apples than Steve Jobs," Mini Kit said.
"Yeah!" Kirsten said. "You're like that witch in Snow White!"
The room fell silent as Nellie gazed at Kirsten. "A witch?
Miss Kirsten...I'm..." Her voice cracked.
seen a lot of advertisements that say it's important to get fiber in
your diet, and plastic food is one of the best sources of fiber in
dolls' diets..." She dashed away.
Kirsten stared in disbelief as Nellie buried her face in Pegleg Sally's
shoulder. "Nellie, I didn't mean it! I'll eat a
fake apples if it makes you feel better!"
Nellie just sniffed.
"For crying out loud!" May said. "Why did you say something
"I wasn't trying to upset her!" Kirsten cried. "How can I fix
"Maybe wait a little while, until she calms down a bit," Mini Kit said.
Kirsten hated the awful feeling in her stomach, but she waited until
the theater seats were back in their regular place. Then she
a seat beside her friend. "Nellie? I'm really sorry
what I said. I was joking, and I didn't mean to hurt your
Nellie was silent for a moment, confused by the strange sound of
Kirsten apologizing. "Oh, Miss Kirsten. I've seen
terrible people who I'd call witches...it just made me sad to hear you
compare me to them."
"I feel just awful," Kirsten said. "You're the nicest person
I've ever met. Can you ever forgive me?"
"Stand up," Nellie said.
Kirsten sighed, sure Nellie was sending her away. But
...Nellie hugged her!
"I know you didn't mean it," Nellie said. "It's all right.
I'm so sorry I upset you."
Kirsten couldn't believe it. Even after all this, Nellie was
apologizing to her!
When Nellie sat down again, Kirsten snuck off. "Nellie's the
nicest girl in the whole world. What can I do for her?
deserves something really special..."
She found a thread on the floor, and an idea started to brew....