When she focuses in on an object I say "see the ....?" Despite my sleep deprivation, I've noticed a pattern: I say "see the elephant?" about 50 times a day—and it's not the same elephant! There are elephants all over our house (giraffes follow at a close second)!
Elephants are really awesome creatures, so I'm fine with the repetition in decor but I wonder if this is misleading. Will Chelsea think elephants are indigenous to the greater Boston area? Will she be disappointed when she finds out they aren't? Will she be upset that we didn't prepare her to learn about animals that she would actually see in the neighborhood? Maybe I should have bought that mobile with the squirrels on it instead.
Chelsea looking at yet another elephant!