Mama Diaries

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Searching for Snappers

Ever since the construction workers brought that snapping turtle to our house, my son has been on a hunt for more.

"Mama," he said.  "Can we go to the lake to look for turtles?"

"Sure, Bubba."

We drove to the park and commenced the turtle hunt.  Bubba poked under rocks and bushes and fallen-down logs.  But he didn't find a turtle.

"Mama, where are they?"

I did some deep thinking.  "I know!  Follow me!"

We walked and walked.  All the way into town where the candy store was. 

"Mama, there aren't any turtles in the candy store!"

I gave him a big grin.  "Are you sure about that?"

We walked in and went up to the counter.  We looked in the glass display.  And guess what we saw?  Turtles!  The chocolate kind.  And guess what else?  They even had snapping turtles!  We bought a few of those things and tried them out.

Mission accomplished.

 (Let me just say, snapping turtles are pretty nasty - even the chocolate kind!  Those things were so spicy hot, my mouth was on fire after eating one!  I guess if I ever want to cure my chocolate addiction, all I have to do is eat about four of those things.)   


35 comments:

  1. Distract them with candy; it's always the answer!

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  2. so, tell us the truth, did you went to the candyshop to prove the point to the kid or to buy yourself some chocolate :)

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    1. Well, it's pretty obvious, isn't it? My chocolate light turned on and I just had to get some! ;)

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  3. I can't handle spicy. Because I'm doing high protein, I get my "chocolate" from chocolate protein shakes. They're good and I don't feel deprived.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Your way of getting chocolate is the best way. Stay away from chocolate snapping turtles!

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  4. Yum! Sounds great to me. :)

    Chocolate turtles: clever thinking, Mama!

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  5. Never knew they were that nasty, thanks for the heads up.

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  6. Much better than the green things with the nasty mouths-

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    1. Probably. At least it was chocolate! ;)

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  7. LOL! Chocolate turtles! I wouldn't have thought of that. :)
    The chocolate snapping turtles sound gross!

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    1. Yes. The regular kind are much better - which probably explains why there were lots of snapping turtles in the case, and not so many regular turtles. ;)

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  8. I've had some encounters with real snapping turtles, but never with snapping turtle candy. In fact, I never heard of them before. After your description, I don't want any of them, either. The tame non-hot turtle candy suits me just dandy.

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  9. Oh, yum! Chocolate turtles sound good! Super thinking mama!

    Nas

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  10. I love chocolate turtles. I didn't know about snapping turtle candy. I'll look it up.

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    1. They're sold at the Loveland Candy Shop, but I bet you can find them elsewhere.

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  11. The only chocolate I have is a hot chocolate.
    Haven't eaten any in years, sound boring don't I?

    Yvonne.

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    1. Hot chocolate works for me. Have you ever tried it with cinnamon? It's good! You really need to stop by my house. It's loaded with hot chocolate - all kinds of different flavors, too!

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  12. I've never heard of snapping turtle chocolates, but it sounds like they would cure a chocolate addiction! D Great job remembering where you could find turtles!

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    1. Sometimes my brain actually works - especially when it thinks about chocolate! ;)

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  13. Chocolate turtles are the best! Definitely more fun than the real-life kind. ;)

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    1. Well, kind of. I'd swear the darn thing bit my taste buds, though!

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  15. Chocolate turtles, that's pretty smart, Mama!

    I don't mean to scare you, but when you move down south, he may need a lesson in snakes... Here is a piece I wrote about my childhood adventures, of when I thought I had a turtle in a hole and it turned out being a snake.

    http://sagecoveredhills.blogspot.com/2005/12/reminiscing-about-my-childhood-home.html#comment-form

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    1. Uh oh. Yeah, I'd better read up on Georgia snakes. There might be some poisoness ones down there!

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  16. I've never tried chocolate turtles nor the snapping kind . That was a brilliant move, very quick thinking :)

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  17. I never heard of the candy snapping turtles -- gotta try 'em!

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