Kit took the hats outside, they would be perfect for the visit back to the early 1900’s what was it she heard, 1934, or was it 1944. Whatever, she knew that when they called her in, she would be ready for the part. She had carefully taken them out of the storage box, and cleaned them. They had been outside drying in the hot heat of the afternoon sun.
Inside, Nellie, Ivy and Elizabeth were busy making their plans too. They had been called in earlier and told that they were going to be assigned to the project that was heading back to the mid 1940’s .. They would have to study and read up on all the information that they had so that they could interact in the best way possible. They would also have to talk to Kit, since that was her special time period.
The did wonder how come Kit had not been included in the assignment, but it was not their decision to make, nor their place to ask questions. They had over a month to prepare.
When they saw Kit come in they couldn’t wait to tell her their news. Each was so excited, that at first it didn’t register that Kit had gone very quiet. It was only when Ivy asked Kit, if she would like to sit in and help them in their planning. that they noticed, that she hesitated.
Kit excused herself, saying she had something to do, then fled to her room. Alone in her room, she felt sad and disappointed. She was not going with them. She brooded for a while, then thought, she would talk it over with her friend ChenMay.
In talking it over with her friend, she realized that it wasn’t her friends fault that they were given this assignment. She knew they would be good at it, and that it would give them the opportunity to visit and experience something she already knew. AND they had asked her for help to plan. She would be involved, just not going.
That meant, as ChenMay had helped her to realize, she would going on a different adventure, something brand new to her. Now that was exciting.
She felt so blessed that she had such good friends and team mates. The gloom had lifted, and her appreciation for her friends grew. It WAS a beautiful day, her smile lit up the room. ChenMay was happy too, she had shared quality time with her friend, so she was smiling too…
Expectations, when we allow ourselves to build expectations, we leave ourselves open for disappointment. Wait till you have access to all the facts, and believe that you will always be where you should be when the time comes.
PL Precept #10 Love Yourself and Others.
PL Precept #6 Efface your self Conceptions
American Girl Dolls, Kit, Nellie, and Ivy
MapleLea doll,(Canadian KMF9) ChenMay