Nicky is simultaneously obsessed with and scared to death of elephants lately. It all started when we went to the Oakland Zoo a couple weeks ago. He had been talking about seeing the elephants all morning but as soon as we got to their enclosure he took one look and ran away screaming. At home he begs to watch the elephants on Planet Earth, but as soon as he sees them he panics and runs to the nearest parent. Luckily he still thinks his elephant towel is harmless and fun.