Sabotabby, to a shopkeeper in a toy store, before Little A’s birthday: “What would you recommend for a 7-year-old mad scientist who wants to take over the world?”
I have the best friends, AND the best kid!
(BTW, it turned out to be an air-powered rocket kit that fired foam rubber rockets with flashy LEDs on them into the sky when you stepped on an air bulb. This was exactly as well-received, and as popular at the playground the first time we tried it out there, as you might expect. There was a lineup of approximately all the kids in the park, and possibly the entire neighbourhood, waiting for their turn…)