Tuesday, August 16, 2005

As Long As I Don't Have to Kiss Them

Because I don't have enough living creatures to keep alive each day, my twin boys brought home three frogs today.

And it's my job to figure out how to care for them.

Have I mentioned I'm a little squeamish about creatures that have the potential to hop and land in my hair?

Actually, only one of the frogs is ours. (Lucky us.) The other two belong to the other kids who helped catch them in the marsh. I'm not sure why we are now babysitting frogs.

In other news . . . well, there is no other news.


Blogger Eyes said...

If I had children, I wouldn't keep captive animals for more than a few hours to observe. I think it is important to teach children that all life is precious, and needs to be respected.

What if the frogs die? What lessons does that teach?

6:18 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Darling said...

If you set up a terrarium for them they can lice a long time. We had frogs for a couple of years growing up. We loved watching them and feeding them. It was a great learning experience.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Eyes...if you had kids you'd be rethinking many of the things you thought you would think.

Were you a conscientious objector in Biology class?

12:19 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

Here's one to make that seem a little better: In high school, I was out sick with the flu for a week. It was while my Biology class was dissecting frogs. My teacher didn't want me to get behind and miss it, so she sent one home with my friend to give to me! He showed up at my door one afternoon with a dead frog in a ziploc bag! I was none too thrilled, but my mom was even less thrilled when she got home and saw it, already dissected, in the refrigerator!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

LOL! Do you wish you had a picture with your friend at the front door holding a dead frog in a Ziploc bag? Hahahaha. That's kind of bizarre your teacher sending you dead homework. You had frog dissecting tools at home or did you use a Ginsu knife?

8:39 PM  
Blogger Eyes said...

Elizabeth -- I did object to the biology class distection. I don't believe it served a purpose, and I still don't.

I just feel compassion for all living creatures, and I personally, if I were a frog, I would loathe being in captivity -- void of all things I know -- unable to excercise, hunt, etc. What is life then?

I tend towards Buddhism in my approach towards all life :) All life should be valued and respected.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Eyes said...

For the ultimate laugh, I do not kill bugs either. : )

10:38 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I certainly appreciate the attitude. I was unaware that frogs exercised.

Perhaps life is not worrying about whether you are going to be squished by Eyes for Lies when she comes driving down the road. (I assume you drive and have probably killed your fair share of froggies on the road. Don't tell me let me guess, you're one of those who hits the pedestrian to avoid running over the frog...mwahahahaha).

Perhaps life is not worrying about where the next meal is gonna come from.

There's something to be said for being kept if those keeping you take good care of you. I'm married to someone who would love to be kept (by me, of course). Someday that just might happen.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Eyes said...

Elizabeth -- You make a lot of assumptions. Too bad they are all inaccurate.

7:31 AM  

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