To thank Janessa for teaching Skipper how to ski, Barbie has invited her over to their cabin.
“Wow, Barbie!” Janessa says. “Did you pay extra or this place or something? Yours looks fabulous! You even have a Christmas tree!”
Barbie beams. She organised having the tree set up herself. “Oh, I just love getting into the holiday spirit! Would you like a cookie? I baked them fresh this morning.”
“Oh no, I’m heading back to New Doll City tomorrow. The kids always give me plenty of cookies!”
“The kids?” Barbie asks. “Do you have children?”
Barbie was surprised Janessa hadn’t mentioned this before. She thought it was a bit odd, leaving her children behind to visit a ski resort! And right before Christmas, too!
Janessa laughs. “Me? Children? Never! I do volunteer work over the Christmas period, for children who come from disadvantaged families. Often, their parents can’t afford to hold a lavish party or dinner, so we organise activities and games for them.”
“Oh, how wonderful!” Barbie thinks that is a brilliant idea. “My sisters and I would love to help out! Where can we sign up?”
From behind the Christmas tree, Skipper and Stacie make a face at each other. “I wonder what Barbie’s signing us up for now!” Stacie moans. “First a surprise ski holiday, now this! Whatever will she think of next!”
“I sure wish Barbie would just leave us out of her schemes!” Skipper sighs.