This is Charlotte aka Charlie. She hates her name and hates dressin' up 'cause she's a long tall drink o' water and frilly petticoats are for sissies. She'd rather be out climbin' a tree with the boys but she promised her mom she'd go to the dumb ole' tea party to keep the peace with those fussy girls next door, Penelope, Blossom and Bea. (What kinda respectable girl has a name like "Blossom" anyhow?) She wasn't gonna carry no flowers either! One on the hat was bad enough. The ones on the wallpaper are gonna have to do.
Anyways, Charlie agreed to wear a dress and a riduculous hat that her mom dug out of some ole' stinky closet but she no way was giving up her red tennis shoes. No way!