Teddy thought it wise to throw a dinner party at her house so Aunt Endora could meet Fopsie under formal circumstances. Teddy's sister Felicia also came for support.
Nibs was nervous about the party not because of the possible tension between Endora, Herbert's mother, and Fopsie, Herbert's soon to be wife; Nibs was just worried that he'd get food poisoning again from Teddy's awful cooking. (That Teddy!)
Interestingly, there were no mean jabs or tension. Instead there was an announcement over dessert: Aunt Endora told all present that she had BSS (Bear Shrinking Syndrome) and that's why she had become so small. In just a few years she would be the size of an ant!
Endora said thanks but she knew what lay ahead: life as a very, very, very small bear. She then added that she wished for Herbert to marry soon. She wanted to see her son happy with a nice wife. Then she asked, "Have you and Fopsie discussed marriage?" He replied yes.
Fopsie almost choked on a blackberry. Not only does Herbert want to marry her, but they have the blessing of his mother Endora! Sadly, the joy was overshadowed by the news of Endora's awful condition. Everyone noticed she had gotten smaller but no one guessed she had BSS!