When Carmen lets Tibby have the Pants, Lena sensibly points out Tibby should try them on first, because if they fit Carmen, they sure won't fit Tibby (both girls have completely different builds as Bridget points out). They both glare at her but neither is sure who should be more offended by her blunt honesty.
"You antagonize people, Carmen reminded herself. You will grow up to be old and bitter. You will wear lipstick way outside the lines and shout at children in restaurants."
Bridget gives her somewhat depressed brother Perry a baby bunny to take care of something besides himself and his computer. "He named it Barnacle. She had no idea why."