Thursday, April 1, 2010
Flash of Brilliance
Flash of brilliance. Stroke of genius. Call it what you will but I have this whole motherhood thing down.
As you know, a few weeks ago we found some frog eggs. And by some I mean thousands. They had been sitting on my back porch in a five gallon bucket for several weeks. Unless you count the few minutes where they were spilled and I was frantically picking them up while shooing cats and dogs from eating them.
Well, as they started to turn into tadpoles I convinced the girls that we needed to find them a new home. A natural habitat. A place where we give them the best possible chance of turning into frogs. This involved a long speech about being kind to mother nature and being good stewards of the earth. Blah. Blah. Blah.
We considered several locations. The creek behind our house. No, it needs to be still water. The lake by Razor's work. No, the fish would eat them. Here is where the stroke of genius hit me. How about the ditch just down the road that always has water? We walk the dogs right by it several times a day and we can easily watch their development. Nice still water. Perfect. Right?
Cause if it doesn't rain at least once every few days the ditch actually starts to dry up. Something about the ground saturation and stuff. Blah. Blah. Double blah.
So now, cause I don't want to disappoint my daughters, as soon as I drop them off at school I come home and fill these buckets up with water, trek them up the road and dump them into the ditch.
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