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?

Me: A TURTLE ON A SKATEBOARD WOULD BE BADASS!

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.

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12 thoughts on “Now He Gets It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. 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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