"Sweet loveliness, I want you to take your boots off and lay yourself on that grass right now," said Undine the Uakari firmly, yet gently, to her friend, the wedding planner.
"But," said Agathe the Aardvark.
"No but's, Girl! You can hardly keep your eyes open and tail up."
"I don't know how professional wedding planners do it." Agathe gratefully kicked off her red boots. "Just a few more things to sort out, then I can sleep through my days again."
"Ha! That's what she said last month," said Bingo the Byrd from the branch above Agathe's head.
"Hello, Bingo, I didn't see you there," Agathe said, turning her neck to look up. "That's a cute hat. Is that an umbrella?"
Bingo tittered. "It's an umbrella hat! Undine made it."
"I have one for you, too, Agathe." Undine opened a multi-colored umbrella hat, twirling it for the full effect.
Agathe giggled and stomped her feet. "I love polka dots."
Undine climbed onto Agathe's back and placed it on her head. Agathe cooed beneath the pleasant shade. She yawned as she settled herself on the grass. Undine jumped onto the branch and put on her own hat. "Nap time, girls." Bingo was already snoring away.
"Winnie's and Thomas' wedding will be in the meadow that doesn't have much shade. If guests wore umbrella hats, we might not need the big tent. And the hats could be the guests' wedding favor. What do you think, Undine? Are these hats easy to make? Would we be able to make 200 of them for the wedding?"
"Shhh, Girl. We'll talk about it after your nap."
"Undine, your name is perfect for you," said Agathe. She closed her eyes, taking a deep breath. "Little Mother."
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