^ yeah looking back, it really was...I didn't pick up the reference at the time though I simply thought it was cute that they had "joint custody"
In real life though, I'm not so sure I would allow Karen to share the doll even though the problems were resolved. It is an expensive and delicate doll not to be toyed with, and even though Karen was generous, she seems to have boundary issues with everyone and her parents needed to teach her, but that's just me. They could have done with another doll of theirs.
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2013 1:43:52 GMT -5 by supprazz
I was never a big doll fan. I did act out stories with three baby type dolls of sorts as a kid. I remember their names were Peter and his younger brother Jonathan and Peter's girlfriend Kimberly. I loved soft stuffed animals. Andrew saved the story in this book for me with his hilarious names for Hyacynthia. Hippopatumus at the end was my favorite. It reminded me of how much I loved playing the game "Hungry, Hungry Hippos," as a kid and later in life sharing it with preschoolers.
Post by LadyDruscilla on May 19, 2020 8:35:36 GMT -5
This was the first LS I EVER read so I have a nostalgic love for it..I do feel like Karen should have just said she lent it to someone (like Mika says in a Sailor Moon episode) as it was true..had thought her anger towards Kristy was savage and funny at the same time..especially the letter..reading it as an adult, I do agree it was a sign of miscommunication..on both sides..Kristy should have asked "are your parents okay with it, though?" since she should have doubts on whether they would go for something like that and then Karen would have been able to say "it's just a loan."
Nancy getting upset about the blame being placed on Kristy came a little out of left field and makes her seem like a mini-adult than a 7 year old kid..and I have to say, if Karen DID leave Hyacynthia over at Watson's, I don't know why that is an issue since she would be safe there..