When Elliot was born, we were given a hand-me-down shirt with an alligator on it. The alligator is wearing shoes and it says "alligator shoes." (Get it?)
After Elliot outgrew the shirt, Kelly packed it up with some other clothes and gave it to another family.
When their child outgrew the shirt, they gave it to yet another family.
The other day Lucy was playing at a friend's house and got her outfit wet. The mom gave Lucy a dry shirt that her son had recently outgrown.
It was the alligator-shoes shirt.
Now it's ours again.
If only the universe always worked this smoothly.