This is the photo I referred to in the previous post. Moi with the octopus my mom made me in the PJs my mom made me in my own room. I didn't have to share for the first time in my life.
UPDATE: My mom says she didn't make the PJs. She did, however, make the flannel nightgown for me in 8th grade that I took to college and was subjected to a great deal of teasing for, as if nobody else in college has ever worn a flannel nightie with blue kittens on it.