We came home from dinner on friday night and it was pouring. Big fat raindrops. We ran inside and evidently we were not the only ones who hurried in doors. This chubby fella was just sitting in the entry way. He must have hopped in after me. I am so glad none of us stepped on him. We are a very froggy neighborhood and once spring hits we will see frogs every single day. The kid played with him for awhile and he hopped all around and they, of course, loved it. My husband and kids wanted to keep him so they put him in a deep glass jar. Here is my question: Do you think we should keep critters like that? I have no problem with the kids enjoying them outside and, like I said, we will have plenty to play with outside in a month's time, but this guys got all sorts of hair and fluff stuck to him and I just really feel like if I were a frog, I would so much more want to be outside than in a jar for some kids to occasionally play with. I was out voted so he stayed. Until he outsmarted the rest of my family and started making such a racket chirping in his vase that he was set free. Am I being silly? It's spring- don't you think he has a lady friend to find? How do you handle these types of things? I was further reinforced in my thinking when my daughter exclaimed yesterday, while looking at the slugs she had been keeping in a jar, "Mom! They shrunk!". No honey, they dried out and died. That would make me sad if that happened to that frog.
On another note, we had an all school fundraiser at the roller rink the other night. ROLLER SKATING IS AWESOME! I had completely forgotten. I could go again tonight. Though I do hurt where I fell but I had friends there to pick me up off the floor. And it really was so much fun. I used to spend hours in my garage skating in cirlces with Grease on my light blue record player. And Xanadu. Good times. May be time to really ressurect that past time!
On one more note, how good is the Liberty stuff at Target?! My daughter is going to be looking good because those dresses are so cute I could hardly stand it. She got lots of Liberty and is now a convert. I loved it all and bought too much. I did not get the bike though.