|(Photo taken with Diana F+ with Fuji Instax Instant Back)|
Kit's preschool brought them to a wet market recently. Armed with some pocket money given by the parents, the children could buy anything with the money they have.
Kit came home with a terrapin. He could have bought vegetables. He could have bought sweets, spices, minced pork even. He bought a terrapin. Not to eat but as a pet.
Major URGH because we don't want to have anymore pets unless we are sure everyone in the family is prepared to take good care of them FOR LIFE. We are resigned; your baby brings home a pet and the last thing you do is to release it into the public pond or flash it down the toilet bowl.
So that's how Leo, named after a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, came to live with us.
Kai has taken quite a liking to Leo. It's a red-eared slider (or red-eared terrapin), a semi-aquatic turtle. He brings it on walks in our playground by placing it in a little toy wagon filled with de-chlorinated water.
We didn't dare let Leo roam on the grass in case someone steps on it. And after a while, they forgot about Leo. And guess who had to feed Leo in the morning today. Mummy.
|(Photo taken with Diana F+ with Fuji Instax Instant Back, multiple exposure)|