― Oh it was inevitable really. The first sign was her declaration, some weeks back, that she was going to buy a 'Barbie statue' with her birthday money from Ouma. ∙ (A pretty astute comment as my sister-in-law pointed out, for is Barbie not much more statue looking than traditional dolly?). ∙ The second sign was her asking me, seconds before opening her birthday presents, 'Is there a PRINCESS dress Mum?' ∙ Oh. ∙ As it turns out there wasn't. I'd really not picked up [...].