oh man - i love your kid, HK. love her.

we had a similar story last year about getting a med-student anatomy colouring book - DD freaked out when the shop we went to couldn't find it for her even though the computer suggested it was in stock. it's rare for her to lose it like that, but she wasn't having any of the "little girl hearts and flowers" style they tried pushing on her instead.

DD and my husband eventually found it at the Science Centre gift shop one day - and she was so excited! too bad the staff were of the "hairy eyeball" variety... it never ceases to amaze me how people can choose to be so judgmental in the face of a kid who clearly just wants to learn... and at the Science Centre, of all places!

Every Sunday it brooded and lay on the floor. Inconveniently close to the drawing-room door.