Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The outfit part 2 the Pink Elephant connection
So she continues to love her pink elephant dress. Here's the fun thing. Lucy's "theme" is pink elephants. It all started before I was even thinking of adoption. My mom got me this big plastic pink elephant as sort of a joke. I kept it in my front window for years ... it became sort of the sign for my house. One time party goers ended up knocking on my neighbor's door (mistakenly going to the pink flamingo house instead of the pink elephant house). When I knew Lucy was Lucy ... I decided that pink elephants would be her theme. Mostly so I had somewhere to put the big plastic pink elephant but also because pink elephants seemed hard to find thus preventing an overload of pink elephant gifts from well-meaning relatives. Well ... I was a little wrong ... if you pay attention you can find pink elephants almost everywhere. She has a lot of them. In one of those stop your heart moments ... the day I met Lucy she was sleeping face down in her room at the care center ... I picked her up out of bed and she was wearing a striped sleeper with a PINK ELEPHANT on it!!! I couldn't believe it! So it's fitting that I found this nightgown at target with pink elephants and Mel bought it for her and now she wants to wear it all the time. OH and by the way ... I really honestly didn't register the connection between being inebriated and seeing pink elephants until I started googling pink elephants in search of room decorations.