Friday, July 31, 2009

Goodbye Froggies!

Sandra: Can you help me find a frog auntie??
Me: Huh? (thinking to myself…did I just hear her correctly!)
Sandra: Can you help me find a frog?
Me: (hum…I guess I did hear her right) Why are you looking for a frog?
Sandra: I need it for school
Me: (humm…she doesn’t seem like the kid that would put a frog in someones shirt…) Why?
Sandra: I need it for class
Me: Did your teacher ask you to bring it?
Sandra: Yes, we are doing an experiment tomorrow and every student has to bring a frog
Me: Okay…what happens if you don’t find one?
Sandra: We will get a punishment
Me: And you only have one day to find it??
Sandra: Yes…

Mind you…its dark at this point…BUT…it’s not an impossible task…

You see we have a little frog that lives in our training room…He’s often found in the sink or in the water purifier tank or in the jerry can we use to fetch water…so I knew right where to go first…

SO we get there…and we look in Mr. Froggy’s hiding spots and there was NO little frog…

Humm..where to look next…well lets go to the water tap…

Off we went, flashlights in hand…standing by the water tap and what do I see but a baby frog…at this point both Sandra and I realize that neither one of us have anything to catch this frog with…who at this point is quite aware that we are trying to catch him and starts hopping all over the place.

We eventually caught him and carried him back to my house where we put him in a plastic bottle and carried him back to Sandra’s house to await his fate tomorrow in class…

So here I am...back in the family group and I get a tap on the back…

“Auntie, Can you help me find a frog?”

Okay…I'm thinking…what happened to the first one…did he die? Did he escape?? When I turn around and see that Zam Zam is now the one asking for help, not Sandra…

At this point, I already know why she needs one and I accept the challenge AGAIN.

This time we went straight to the water tap…and guess what…NO FROGS!

My second thought….I wonder if the Institute Frog has wandered back inside…in the sink, in the water purifier or in the jerry can?

So inside we go and guess what…there was my little frog friend…sitting in the sink right where he usually is...waiting to watch me brush my teeth...

So tonight I managed to catch not one, but two frogs, and it had to be a GOd thing because I have never caught a frog in my entire life until tonight....all I have to say is...

Goodbye my little frog friends!

Tomorrow you will meet your fate BUT tomorrow our water purifier will be free from all your little frog germs!

1 comment:

Dee said...

hehehe :)I am laughing, hear me Lena!!! Frogs are so cute!! You now have a reputation - Aunty Lena the frog finder.... "she know's all the places to look" :)