Monday, August 29, 2011

Playing with Frogs

My debutante poses with the adorable frog.
We had a good rainstorm this week. Maybe that's why the children were able to catch two frogs and one lizard in one afternoon--poor things.
I insisted the creatures not come closer than the front porch (which rule was tested several times). So the children played on the covered porch while it rained all around them, and played with the little animals lovingly, if a bit clumsily.
By the end of the afternoon, the lizard had disappeared, and the frogs were stiffly unresponsive. The children insisted they were just resting.
I might have to discourage this kind of nature involvement in the future--for the happiness of the local bugs, lizards, and amphibians.

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