Brody has loved turtles for over a year now. It all started when he discovered the show Franklin on TV…
Then, we bought a few turtle books. We also saw some huge turtles in person at the Tulsa Zoo on our Big Brother Getaway last summer.
Brody constantly talks about turtles and how much he loves turtles. He asks to watch Franklin on a daily basis. He even called his swim buoy his “turtle back” during swim lessons a few weeks ago.
Josh and I have been hoping we would find a small turtle this summer so that we could let Brody hold a real turtle. We knew he would just LOVE to hold one!
A few weeks ago, we were both leaving the house in separate cars. I saw Josh stop at the end of the street and get out of his car. He walked to my window and told me he saw a turtle and was going to stop and let Brody see it! I got so excited thinking about how much Brody was going to love holding the little turtle! I just knew he was going to be so excited and I thought he would probably even ask to keep it. As Josh walked to the side of the car Brody was on, I grabbed my phone to video Brody holding a turtle for the first time.
You might want to turn the volume down on your computer before you watch this……Consider yourself warned… :)
So apparently his love for turtles only goes so deep. I think it’s safe to say he doesn’t love turtles as much as we thought he did or as much as he thought he did! Poor guy was so upset.
He asked all night after this to watch this video. I bet he watched it 10 times. Every time he watched it he would start laughing hysterically! And each day when we pass the place where we found this little turtle, he says, “Hey Mommy! Where that turtle go? I like turtles!”
I think that he gets in his mind that animals look like they do in books. This isn’t the first time this has happened. It also happened with a frog a few weeks ago, too. That was traumatic for all of us! Ha!
I think we will just stick to watching cartoon turtles for now! :)