So maybe you were wondering what would be the next animal the kids would find and befriend.
It didn't take long, let me tell you. I knew it wouldn't. That's just how things happen around here!
I was standing on the deck the other day, and I saw something out in the grass near the pond that didn't look like it was supposed to be there. It was dark, and round, and looked smooth. And it was actually kind of...big. So I yelled over to Barry, who was diligently watering his new grass shoots, and we took off out to the spot in the yard. I was convinced I knew what it was, and I was really, TRULY hoping it was, so that the kids could have something fun and exciting to focus on after the slaughter in the chicken coop.
Sure enough, it was just what I thought...a turtle! A big ol' painted turtle, digging a hole in our yard and laying her eggs! How very exciting!! And right up the kids' alley, for sure! So we ran up to the house and gathered up the kids (and my camera, of course), and came back out to have a look-see. This was honestly the best thing that could have happened. It gave Kendall something to be excited about. She and Barry came straight up to the house and got on the internet to research turtles...and they found out that she was definitely a painted turtle and that the eggs would hatch in 60 days. So we marked the calendar, and we are hoping to be here to see the babies!Of course, Kendall is already angling to keep one. Why am I not surprised?
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