Yes...she came. And she left some loot in her path for the big girl to discover in the morning...
There were some tears (okay, okay, many tears, lot's and lot's of tears, and some very loud, "NUKKKKKIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!"s as well...) after we had placed the Nuks in the bucket and left them out for the Nukkie Fairy to come collect.
We soldiered through. Then, help came in the form of a Toy Story pillowcase. (Don't ask. I have no idea...)
And, thank goodness for Gymboree and their T-shirt-like material blankets, that I happened to find laying around the house! (Yes, I realize I just replaced one comfort item for another...but at least a blanket is socially acceptable at 5.)
She fell asleep on daddy tonight.
Let's see how the night unfolds...stay tuned!
(Oh, and PS...MOST of you were right!)