Monday, June 8, 2009

250 Macro Monday - Frogger

It is well known that Katie is terrified of frogs. When she was just a wee thing, she was playing barefoot in the yard, and she accidentally ALMOST crushed a frog. She pulled back her foot when she felt it, and the poor thing hopped away. Two nights later she woke up crying. I went into her room to find her, grabbing her neck "THERE'S A FROG (FWOG) ON MY THROAT(FROAT)! THERE'S A FROG(FWOG) ON MY THROAT(FROAT)!!" And ever since then she has been scared of frogs. Well, I should say ... she is scared of frogs in the wild. She loves them when they are in cages so she can look at them. The Herpetarium at the Memphis Zoo is one of her favorite spots (and not just because it is air conditioned - which is my reason) Last year, we had one in a fish tank that I had to catch flies for everyday ... but I digress. Katie does NOT like frogs to be out in the yard. She does NOT like frogs to be near the doors. She will still make me carry her to the car if she thinks there might be a frog outside the door. She will ask if we can go in through the garage when we come home. SHE DOES NOT LIKE FROGS! (do I sound like Dr. Suess yet?) Yesterday, while Daddy was putting up the pool out hopped this little guy. We put some water in the lid of the sandbox and set him down. AND SHE DID NOT FREAK OUT! She even thought about touching him. When he hopped away, she did not run screaming for the house. Maybe this will be the year we no longer fear the tiny toothless frog (this one would have fit on a half-dollar)! We can all hope!

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4 comments:

margie said...

katie may have to wait a while. this year, my 56th, was the first time i didn't run screaming form a garter snake.

BenLand said...

i'm with katie.....ewww.....i don't know what it is about frogs but, i hate them.....they gross me right out....
great pictures though...even if they are of a frog ;)

Regina said...

Nice shot!

lisaschaos said...

Poor thing - I feel that way about slugs!