I checked only and saw that the die cast version (we prefer the take n play compared to the wooden ones) has already been released so I ordered it for delivery next week.
Kaya lang, Swe-cha didn't seem to realize that he will have to wait. I explained that we'll haveto wait for the mailman to come with the box next week and he immediately rushed down and started going through the boxes I have in the foyer (my other purchases which I have not opened yet).
When he didn't find Bert, he came to me and asked,..
And because I couldn't make him understand that he has to wait until next week, I decided to lay it all on the husband's shoulders and told Swe-cha to wait for his daddy.
He then stopped bothering me, pulled a chair to the bay window to wait and declared "My Daddy's coming home, where's the Bert ?".
I called hubby and gave him a heads up. Thinking that today, Friday, is Swe-cha's graduation day and that we don't have a present anyway, he decided to drop by the toy store to see if he can get one quickly. Bert wasn't available so he got Oliver, a different train.
When he got home, he was rushed by Swe-cha who opened the door for him and immediately started searching in his bag.
Hubby says "We don't have Bert, you have to wait. Do you want Oliver instead?"
Swe-cha says "No."
Hubby: "who do you want ?"
Swe-cha says "Bert"
Hubby: "how about Oliver?"
and that was the end of the Bert discussion/conversation and he moved on to a different toy.
No tantrums. Okay rin, he made me so proud.
As for Oliver, he's going back to the store.