Elephants have always been Poppy's favorite animal. She can't get enough of them at the zoo, she pretends to be an elephant at home, and she has an assortment of books that all have elephants in them that we have to read on a daily basis. So when we found out the zoo was having a special elephant demonstration this weekend, we knew we had to be there. Well, apparently Poppy only likes elephants when they are contained behind large bars or when they are in books, because she was totally freaked out by how close we got to this elephant...
We got to feed the elephant a cracker and the whole time she kept saying "no-no mama" while she clung to me with the death grip.
Then they gave the elephant a hose to play with and he pretty much looked right at us and sprayed us with it. Poppy was not happy, at all.
And now ever since Saturday, all day long, she keeps saying, "No elephant! No wa-wa! No elephant wa-wa!" And as soon as she gets to a part of a book that has a picture of an elephant, she says "Bye-bye!" and turns the page real quick. I think it's gonna be a while before we go back to the zoo.