I seriously don’t know what it is, but my son is infatuated with turtles. Sure, sure, he also loves his “boy toys” like trains and cars and he can’t go a day without belting out the alphabet and reciting his numbers, but when it comes time for “nigh-nite” my son always asks for his turtles. It’s amazing to me that we have multiple turtles in this house…not any real turtles, mind you. There’s no way I could deal with cleaning up turtle poop (and I’ve heard that turtles can really stink) and taking on that responsibility. I’m talking about his beloved stuffed animals. His turtles.
It’s so sweet to watch him curl up with his turtles before bed. “Tuh-tul, tuh-tul” he cries, before settling down for the night. His top three things he needs before heading off to bed are 1.) bobo (pacifier), 2.) blankie, and 3.) turtle. I wonder what it is about those slow, green animals that fascinates him so much? At the zoo he’ll see a tortoise that he claims is a turtle, and I don’t even think about correcting him. “That’s right, baby boy, look at the turtle!”
Of all the turtles my son owns, right now his favorite seems to be the Tickle Toes Turtle by Nuby. He loves to press the foot and hear it giggle. He says “Laugh, tuh-tul, laugh”, he says. He loves it! We also have the Tickle Toes Monkey, too. I fell in love with the monkey theme when I was pregnant with him and decorated his entire room with monkeys and bought a bunch of stuffed animal monkeys. Little did I know, but turtles would turn out to be his favorite animal.
Ahh, the sweetness of my little boy. Aren’t they doubly-adorable when they’re asleep? LOL
Visit the Nuby website to learn more about the Tickle Toes Turtle by Nuby.