Here's the backstory:
E always likes to get presents for people for their birthdays, bless her heart. So when the kids found this horse at a yard sale, she knew it was just the thing for M's birthday. The people selling were happy to get rid of the Cinderella coach (which Tooie picked out for himself), as well as I think three other horses, for the low low price of $1. Birthday happiness was assured.
But we had no idea just how happy this particular horse was going to make us. The kids finally prevailed upon me to put batteries in it, and everyone commenced screaming "IT WALKS!" It was only a matter of time before the idea of harnessing the Cinderella coach to the horse and perching a naked and bald Barbie doll on its back made its way into the little marmoty heads we have around here.
p.s. please don't judge me for how my kitchen floor looks. If truth be told, it usually looks a lot worse.