Grace Thomas was finally home! Well, almost. She was staying at a hotel for a few days, and then she would meet her siblings.
She laid her new pajamas on her bed.
She looked at herself in the mirror. She was going to change her earrings, but there was a loud knock at the door.
It was Kanani, but Grace had never seen her before, so she didn’t know who it was.
“Uh, hello?” Grace asked.
Kanani grinned, “I’m Kanani. Are you Grace Thomas? The New Girl of the Year?”
“Yes, I think so,” Grace said, unsure.
“Will you sign my book please? You’re famous!” Kanani said.
“Me?” Grace asked, “I’m just an ordinary girl.” But she signed Kanani’s book anyway.
“Is it okay that this isn’t my book?” Grace asked.
“Oh sure,” Kanani replied, “I’m sure Isabelle won’t mind.”
Grace didn’t know who Isabelle was, but she didn’t ask.
Then Kanani fainted. Grace started to panic, but watched to see if Kanani would wake up.
A few minutes later, she did. “Sorry about that,” Kanani said, with a sheepish look on her face.
“Uh, so -” Grace started.
“I’m from the other family of dolls. With Isabelle. You met her, right?” Kanani interrupted.
“I don’t think so…” Grace replied.
“You know,” Kanani said, “I am a retired GOTY!”
“Wow!” Grace exclaimed, “Really? You are the Kanani, GOTY 2011?”
Kanani nodded proudly. They sat on the bed to talk.
“Do you have any tips for me?” Grace asked. She wanted to be a great GOTY.
“Sure! This tip is the most important: Remember that other GOTY’s will come after you, so enjoy your year while you can.” Kanani replied solemnly.
“Okay,” Grace said, “Thanks!”
“Oh, and one more thing,” Kanani added.
“What is it?” Grace questioned.
“Have fun!” Kanani said. They burst out laughing.
– American Girl Doll Artist + Grace & Kanani 🙂