"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ellorie's Surprise

Guess what my 6-year old daughter brought home from school today.  Go ahead, guess.


No.  She really doesn't have much homework yet.

Her uneaten lunch?  

Well, yes, but that isn't the focus of this post.

A new friend?

Well, sort of.  Not a human friend.

Grasshoppers?  Praying Mantis?  Lady Bugs?

You're getting warmer...

Yup, frogs.

Two of them, in fact.

She caught them on the playground at recess this afternoon.

And her teacher let her keep them in a used water bottle to bring home.

She is delighted.

I am trying my best to match her enthusiasm.

In the mean while, does anyone know how to care for baby frogs?

They are currently residing in a big bucket with a little water, grass, leaves, weeds, and some fresh fruit to attract insects.  Will this work?  I have no idea.

But in my current opinion, frogs are already far superior to the disgusting grasshoppers we have been keeping as "pets".


Brittany the Zookeeper (among other things)


Debbie Murdock said...

Let's see how to care for a frog...how about build a pond! :)

Marie said...

yeah but then you'd have to worry that the kids would fall in.

Anna said...

I'm not familiar with the proper care for most reptiles. I'd say check the Internet for ideas or call your local expert(s).

As kids, we brought home and/or cared for a menegerie of pets. Sadly, most of the wild ones had a short-lived existence in spite of our good intentions. Good luck!

Brittany said...

Boreal Chorus Frog. Bugs, worms, etc. - Brandon