Thursday, July 5, 2012

Top Kid Summer Activity, Frog Catching -- The Vermont Chronicles

Frog Catching Top Kid Activity!

Kermit and friends, watch out!

It’s that time of year again when my kiddos descend into your territory – your sweet, little, green frog pond– and tromp, stomp and slomp through the mush complete with holey nets and banged up buckets squealing in delight in the chase and capture of you and your slimy, gigantic-ly warty and fabulous friends.

So, you and your toad buddies, send out the alert to beware and prepare.

The kids come in peace. However there is some gentle manhandling, coo-ing and possibly even some playing house involved after the froggy relay race and obstacle course down the porch.

As a parent of these kiddos, I’d like to thank you, deeply, from the bottom of my heart, for the hours of entertainment you provide our crew. And I have a pact with your leader to secretly release you back to your family (even though the kids are pretty good about remembering to do so) once you have exhausted all of your beguiling hippety-hop tricks and before you become burnt out on the small human beings who’ve come to play.

So, yes, play on, dear frogs! 

Do your magic and continue to show our kids the wonders of the outdoors and Ma Nature’s creatures. And I will continue to do my magic and make sure you don’t end up in the choking grip of an enthusiastic toddler (we’ve outgrown that phase but beware the younger cousins!) OR on the hot side of a frying pan, as Grandpa has a taste for a little garlic, olive oil and, you guessed it, leg du frog.

Namaste & Three Cheers! -OM

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