Here we go again! There’s a big storm outside with lots of scary thunder and lightning and I’m hiding under the covers of my big bed! I don’t like thunder because it’s so big and scary. It feels like I’ve been hiding for a long time while I wait for the storm to go away. It finally does and I hear my brothers jumping around on the bed and calling my name.
“Baby Greenie? Baby Greenie, where are you? Are you hiding from thunder again?”
I am not a morning turtle. It's really hard to start the day when you are a 10 inch tall turtle in a big world. First thing in the morning I like to brush my teeth. Dental hygiene and fighting cavities is important, even for turtles. My toothbrush is green, naturally. After I brush my teeth, I like to comb my hair. A turtle always has to look his best, but then I remembered that I don't have any hair! I guess I already look like a million bucks without my comb!
The morning is a good time to practice healthy habits, so I started the day with a little exercise. It's important to stretch your muscles and get your heart rate up a little bit to stay fit. I did my favorite yoga moves like downward turtle and side planks to keep my shell supple. It was exhausting!
Rub-a-dub-dub, three turtles in a tub.
And who do you think they be?
The Baby, The Fivie,
And the New Greenie makes three.
After the all the suds,
And new, clean duds,
The freshest bunch of turtles they will be.
Being a Greenie is messy business. We can get pretty dirty in all of our adventures, so sometimes we need a bath. Since we're plush turtles (see the post on the special species of turtle we are), our baths require a bit more effort than just a dunk in the tub. Our baths are kind of like bath-time and laundry day rolled into one.