Littlest Pet Shop playsets come with a little booklet that shows all the pets you can collect, with convenient check-off boxes so you can make sure you are being the BEST PARENT YOU CAN BE by buying your child every single pet. Kaitlyn has been carrying one around since Christmas Day, studying it thoroughly and occasionally thrusting it under my nose saying “can I get THIS ONE? Pleeeeeeaaasssseeeeeee?” It doesn’t matter that she got eleventy-billion Littlest Pet Shop toys for her birthday and Christmas, she needs more. It’s the American way, after all.
So, I was poking around various websites looking at LPS toys, and I found one that I knew she would love, the Playful Paws Pet Daycare. I was about to click “add to cart” when I realized I was on the U.K. version of the Littlest Pet Shop site. Kaitlyn, who was of course looking over my shoulder, started wailing when I clicked away from the site to go to hasbro.com to look for the playset there.
Kaitlyn (wailing loudly): why are you leaving that screen? I want to look at that!!! (waaaaahhhhh)
Me: because those toys are only sold in England
Kaitlyn (after pausing a few seconds): Do they allow kids in England?
Me: yes, why?
Kaitlyn: So we can go to England and BUY THOSE TOYS!
Good thing for me this old Compaq laptop doesn’t work or she would TOTALLY be tweeting about how MEAN I am
p.s. those two glowing things in the top right corner of the photo are the eyes of our cat, Blackdrop, a.k.a. Kitty. And yes, she’s huge.