Now He Gets It

CC is finally out of production. This means I get to see him more than six minutes a day. It also means that I don’t have to get up with the kids every morning. Both of these are Very Good Things.

This is our conversation the other day:

Me: I am so happy you are home.

CC: Me too.

Me: I’m serious, I nearly wept with joy when you got up this morning with the kids. But then I rolled over and went back to sleep.

CC: Yeah, I know.

Me: You have a lot of children. I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not.

CC: I have just the right number of lives in my life. Five kids, you, two crazy dogs. I don’t need any cats or goldfish. I don’t need anything else.

Me: Except maybe a turtle. That would be pretty cool.

CC: A turtle?

Me: Yeah, wouldn’t it? Especially if it was one of those ones with a skateboard?

CC: What the hell are you talking about?

Me: You know, like when they lose a leg and so you strap them to a skateboard so they can still get around?

CC: I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work like that.

Me: It totally does! I saw a picture on the internet! It’s just like that dog that used to live across the street from us that had wheels for back legs.

CC: It didn’t have wheels for back legs. That was a dog wheelchair. It was a Dalmatian with hip dysplasia.

Me: Whatever. A turtle on a skateboard would be badass.

CC: I’m sorry, did you say something?


CC: Now I know why no one ever married you before me.

What is even more badass than this turtle is this turtle that I saw on rubberduckiecreations blog, the reason I had turtles on the brain to begin with. This turtle has the most badass name ever, and is so badass it is quite possibly German.


12 thoughts on “Now He Gets It

  1. Love Muffin is also very badass.

    Wouldn’t youbrather have a penguin that doubles as butler than a turtle?

  2. Aww thank you for this!!! It totally made my day. I definitely agree that a turtle on a skateboard is badass. If Houdini ever climbs on one, I will snap a picture 😉 Today so far he has climbed up into the dogs bed, tried to climb a wall, spent 20 minutes trying to bite a green ceramic piggy bank, and has tried climbing into the cage with the guinea pigs. He’s part tortoise, part adrenaline junkie I think.

  3. CC’s comment about having just the right number of lives reminds me of what my friend Dee (the mother of 4 kids already) said when asked why she was having a 5th. Her reply was “I just didn’t feel like we were all here yet.”

  4. I saw a turtle last month crossing a main road. Traffic was backing up waiting for him to finish his journey to the other side….perhaps if he had a skateboard all those who waited would’nt have been late for work, or to the doctors, or for their hair appointment. Perhaps wildlife preservation should take note!!

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