We've all been going crazy since Mama started her Craigslist Barbies last week. She did 20 of them, and had no place to put them. She finally found a spot...our room! Now, I consider myself a pretty patient person overall, but 20 Barbie dolls sitting in your room with you is just a little too much! It's a good thing Maggie was back in her spot on the shelf, or she would have been booting Barbies off of the dresser each time Mama's back was turned.
Barbies, Barbies everywhere!!!
As you might guess, Maggie just about hit the roof. By the way, she's not as mean as she sounds, but she's really vocal and really opinionated. It can be a bad combination sometimes.
"What are you doing?" she protested angrily. "You can't just put a post on our blog without asking us! That's OUR blog!"
Belle had a kind of "deer in the headlights" look for a minute. Then her cheeks turned red and she stubbornly set her jaw. I wasn't sure if she'd run away or argue right back.
Maggie opened her mouth to continue her argument, but I put a hand on her shoulder. "Give her a chance," I encouraged. "I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation."
Maggie muttered under her breath, but nodded reluctantly. She and I climbed up the chair.
"That's just what I was typing about!" Belle continued in frustration. "Do you realize the expectations others have for you when you're a doll modeled after a movie character? It's more pressure than I can handle. I'm no more the original than beast'sbelle is!"
"Ohkaayy..." Maggie drew the word out. "Chill out, all right? We didn't mean anything by it." Then she looked at her gravely. "You still haven't explained why you were typing on our blog without permission."
Belle nodded slowly, the frustration draining away. "I've just been trying to cope with all of the changes, and I haven't had anyone to talk to. I thought that maybe if I could type out what I was feeling, it would help."
Maggie was quiet for a minute. "She is good," she finally admitted grudgingly. "I was really impressed with her writing." There was another pause as she thought it over. She sighed. "All right, I guess we can do it on a trial basis."
I grinned. "Thanks, Maggie. You're the best!"
"Whatever!" she said, but she was grinning back.
We turned to Belle again. "We've decided to let you post on our blog every once in a while."
The new blog team