When Toots first arrived on Planet Three, she was stunned by the simplest of things. One of her greatest fascinations was with water. Plain ole H-Too-Ohhhhhhhhhh.
The idea of LIVING IN WATER obsessed her for some time. (We've hidden the Disney video of "A Little Mermaid" from her. We don't know who showed it to her, and we'd better not find out.)
As we can't tell if she has lungs or gill slits, we've been keeping a close eye on her - locked the bathroom door, too.
Then Toots learned about Halloween and Hans Christian Andersen in the same week (the "H" volume of our encyclopedia has gone missing and she's not talking), resulting in:
There was considerable explanation about the need to wear a costume. Toots felt that she could simply pose in the nude, as the Danish mermaid statue doesn't appear to be wearing anything. As we were expecting young, impressionable children trick-or-treating at the store, we needed her to be a bit more modest. She was delighted with her top. Perhaps all the Knitting for a Cure made her a little too focused on breasts.
We're still explaining Trick OR Treat to her. She keeps hoping for both.
After consuming her Hershey's Kiss, Toots got hold of a Tootsie Roll, which she is convinced is named for her. Please don't anyone tell her about the movie "Tootsie." (We've hidden that movie as well.)
Toots is still happily ensconsed at Kool Knits in Naperville, Illinois.
(Toots' wig is my homage to Knitty.com's Hallowig from last year. The rest is terrifying original. Madonna has nothing on Toots when it comes to bras.)