Posts Tagged ‘reptiles’
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
This was going to end badly. Of course it was.
There is a pond not too far from here that, as spring slides into summer, grows an inordinate amount of frogs.
Cute, tiny little frogs. They’re everywhere. You literally cannot walk to the water without practically stepping on one.
You have to hike for a ways to get there. David decided Monday would be the perfect time to go frogging. So after X went down for his nap, David took Sawyer and Sage, buckets in hand.
Because they were not only going to catch frogs. Their grand plan was to bring them home. That’s right.
We have a no reptile (or, as an astute reader reminded me on facebook, NO AMPHIBIAN) rule in this house. Clearly, David doesn’t realize frogs are absolutely the gateway reptile to all those other creepy-looking creatures like lizards and snakes and then – heaven freaking forbid – rodents. Also, who do you think will be comforting them when the frogs either die or escape?
It won’t be David.
They arrived back home about an hour later and the kids came racing up the street with their buckets to show off their frogs to the neighbor kids. In Sage’s bucket? Two cute little dead frogs. That’s right. They apparently croaked (HA!) on the way home. Because they were in a dry bucket. No pond water.
I mean, even I know there has to be some water!
Sawyer rushed back home to get water for his frogs. And so they live on. For now. But my guess these suckers won’t be around long.
I know we have a no reptiles rule in this house, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be cold-blooded, does it?
What about you? Do you allow creatures in your house?