Kids always seem to enjoy the things you would least expect, and this post is proof of that. We take an annual spring trip to the Florida Panhandle and have blogged about one of our favorite restaurants, Stinky’s.
Mr. Handsome and I adore the crayfish pie, catfish, grits, and Jambalaya, and both our boys will happily eat grilled or fried fish. But the food is not the highlight of the experience for our sons, as it was is us. When we went this spring, Little Buddy remembered visiting the restaurant one year earlier and knew exactly what he wanted to do: feed the turtles.
In fact, he asked if we could give the turtles our leftovers. We gently explained to him that we would like to save our food to eat for lunch the following day and that the restaurant had turtle food for purchase. The minute we were done with our food, he begged to go to the boardwalk around the back of the building, where the turtles were begging to receive their meal. What a great way for the restaurant to become a favorite eatery among children!
There were smaller painted turtles and huge softshell turtles, all racing to be the first to eat the food that we dropped in the water. Ever since the trip, all Little Buddy can talk about is feeding the turtles. And all we can talk about is our delicious meal.