Silly: Why did the elephant paint her toenails red?
Sally: Because she wanted to hide in the strawberry patch. Why did the elephant paint her toenails red?
Silly: You just told me. She painted her toenails red so she could hide in the strawberry patch.
Sally: That’s ridiculous even for you. An elephant can’t hide in a strawberry patch! She painted her toenails red so she could hide in the cherry tree.
Silly: I have never seen an elephant in a cherry tree!
Sally: See, it worked!
Today I happened to mention to OC that the Papaya Tree in our backyard is in blossom. Ella let out a squeal and shot out the back door like a greased elephant. OC and I looked at each other and shrugged.
All Ella heard was “Papaya Tree” and she loves papayas. She shot around the house and shinnied up that tree quick as a wink — and found only flowers. Needless to say, she was disappointed. And that’s when she looked down.
She was no more than five feet above the ground, but I guess when you are only 14 inches tall, five feet is a looooong way. She let out a terrified elephant wail and hollered for help. I went out and rescued her, but not before I took this photo.