One day I'll be saying to the turtle, "use your inside voice." And at the same time I'll regret our new favorite past-time: screaming contests. They're loud, high-pitched and clearly best done outdoors. But, it's New York City and I don't suddenly not have a toddler with a little extra energy just because it's raining. So we do what we gotta do. The contests go something like this:
Me: "Who do you think can scream louder, Mama or the turtle?"
Me: "Clearly you think the turtle, but what about this, AAAAHHHH!"
Turtle: "AAAHHHH!" at a much louder and higher pitch than the last.
And so on. And keep in mind between each, "AAAAHHH" is a great deal of giggling.