She is a very responsible little girl, and likes to perform her duties right away instead of putting them off until later.
Rachel smooths out her covers and pluffs up her pillows. She makes sure that all the wrinkles are gone and that her doll is sitting up nice and properly.
Rachel, although very responsible, is also quite vain. She takes extra time in the morning carefully washing her face and batting her long eyelashes in the mirror!
Rachel hurries outside and opens the mailbox. She always hopes that a letter from her best friend Teresa will be waiting for her. Today, however, she finds only a bill for her father and a bulging letter to Nancy. With a dramatic little sigh, she returns inside.
Rachel takes out a letter from Sonja and sits down at the writing desk. She dips the quill in some black ink and starts writing in her best handwriting. As Sonja is second chair in Proper School, 'twould be best to make a good impression!
Rachel gathers all the dirty laundry from the house and carries it outside in a basket. She then climbs up a ladder and pins the laundry to the clothes line for the Montoyas to pick up.
Rachel is happy to take out the sewing basket and to continue her project. Right now she is sewing some lace on to an old skirt to make it look fancier. She knows that having good sewing skills is important to becoming a notable housewife, and so she makes her stitches as tiny as possible.
"Not a grain of salt should be able to fall through my stitches!" She reminds herself.
Rachel picks some of her favorite flowers and carefully ties them up in a doily. She then places it in a vase in the middle of the kitchen where her mother will be sure to notice it.
Rachel's homework this week is to memorize her poem. 'Tis called "The Song of the Willow Tree fairy." She practices doing arm movements while she recites the poem to make it more interesting.
The chess board looks untidy today, so Rachel hurries over to stand up the fallen players. "There, much better!"
There is a pile of napkins on the table waiting to be put away. Rachel picks each of them up and makes sure they are tied up with a proper bow. She then stores each of them carefully in a cupboard behind the clock nearby.
The fabric display at the general store is very popular with all the ladies of Pleasantville, so it often becomes untidy. Rachel's job is to make sure the bolts of fabric are all standing upright and are not falling apart, and to add any new shipments of fabric that have arrived.
She often falls in love with certain fabrics and hopes that her father will let her pick one out for a new dress.
Rachel cautiously approaches Felicity's horse with some apples. She is very scared of large animals, and is in constant fear of being trampled or getting her delicate fingers bitten!