You don't realize how many elephant images there are in your day-to-day existence until your kid makes the "ARUUUUUUUUUUGA" noise that she thinks elephants make every time she sees one.
We were at the store the other day and Nora raised her arm and started to make her elephant noise before I could figure out that somewhere in a poster on a wall across the room, there was an elephant in the imagery, and she wasn't missing the opportunity to tell me so.
Nora's obsession with elephants was further fed by my friend Teri, who sent her an Elephant HAT, which of course is marked with a "ages 6 and up" so she warned me that while she wasn't sending Nora a set of Ginsu knives, she was sending her something a little out of her age range.
Nora saw the thing and immediately launched into her elephant imitation.
And of course any chance to play elephants is a good one...