June 06, 2009
It was early morning in our hotel room in Beijing and it was freezing cold.
I was preparing a warm bath for our four year-old son, so I proceeded to remove his pajamas and underwear.
After a few seconds, my son gives a squeal and his already very round eyes got even rounder.
Worried, I asked him what the matter was.
He immediately pointed to his protruding little penis and bluted out: "Look, Mommy! My turtle turned into a giraffe!"
I tried valiantly to keep a straight face, but it was impossible. I almost fell to the floor laughing.
I have never looked at a turtle or giraffe the same way since.