(As told by Ally)
A few weeks ago, Ally's preschool teacher let Ally color some pictures in a Wizard of Oz coloring book. Ally was hooked. Despite never having seen the movie, or knowing anything about it, she fell deeply in love with it. She wanted the movie, the dolls, wanted to be Tin Man for Halloween. She was ga-ga for it. Thanks to her Mimi, she now has the movie (and the dolls!) and has watched it a few hundred times. And the witch, who used to scare the living pee out of me, doesn't bother her a bit. So, in her words, pretty much, here is the story:
"Okay, Mom. Here's what happens. Now, it all starts out brown, because Candace is brown. It's just all brown. But don't worry, because the Wizards of Oz is beautiful and colorful. Just wait for it. Dorothy falls into the pigs, then then mean woman takes Teddo, but he escapes. See, he's a smart dog. Then, the tomato comes. It's a big tomato, and it takes her house away. Except, Mom, it doesn't really do that. Really she's just having a dream. But, she gets to the Wizards of Oz and meets Scarecrow and Tin Man and Lion, and they are really her friends from Candace. Teddo is the bravest, because he helps save Dorothy. Then, she pours water on the witch and she disappears. But, remember, Mom, it was all just a dream. Then she wakes up and it's brown again, and all her friends are there."
Yep. Sounds about right. She did change her mind about the Tin Man costume, because she liked the ruby slippers, so now we are going to be Dorothy. We even have Teddo in a basket. It promises to be great.