Our daughter has a stuffed pink elephant named Ellie. She got her Ellie the day she was born and she doesn't go anyware without her Ellie. Unfortunately after 2 1/2 years of life our daughter appears to have lost her Ellie in a store (Wal-Mart we think). We called every store visited everyday for about a week to no avail. To make matters worse, Ellie (Squirt is her real name) was discontinued. What do you do?
EBAY to the rescue. We found an Ellie on ebay and won the bid for 99 cents (+$6 shipping). We told her that someone found her and was going to send her to us. I think that's ok. It's kind of like lying about what you got your wife for Christmas when she guesses right. I don't think it really counts. Unlike the comercial, however, we didn't take the replacement Ellie outside and rough her up. Big mistake. When our daughter first saw her she hesitated and has since asked if the man who found Ellie can send us the other one to match this one.
The lengths that parents go to to show their love for their kids.
**Notice the before and after pictures above.