Mama Diaries

Friday, April 13, 2012

Froggy Funeral

Do you remember those frogs my kids caught a couple of weeks ago?  Well, my kids and a few neighborhood kids added to the collection.  They caught six of those things.  Unfortunately, one of the frogs had sustained a leg injury from getting stuck under a rock.  Today, the poor frog kicked the bucket.

Of course he needed a proper funeral.  My daughter inscribed a rock with the frog's name:  Brownie.  Then the neighborhood kids dug a hole and plopped him inside.  They buried him and placed the tombstone on top.  After that, they said a few words to send him on his way to the afterlife.

As a final farewell, they took the other frogs out of the tank and placed them on the ground in front of the tombstone.  Frogs and kids sat there solemnly, contemplating the loss of their friend.  

Finally, the frogs hopped away, and the children resumed their play.

Rest in peace Mr. Frog named Brownie.  We'll miss you! 

8 comments:

  1. So nice letting the frogs say goodbye too, Mr. Brownie got a good send off at least.

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  2. Hi Sherry! Hope your weekend will be snazzy. Sorry to hear about the frog, but how cool that the other frogs got to participate in the services before hopping away to freedom. :)

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    1. Definitely not something you see every day!

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  3. Sounds like a very appropriate funeral.

    I have to admit, Brownie the Frog and Brownie in a Mug are two very different posts. Not quite what the frog funeral led me to expect.

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    1. Probably something a little more humorous. I guess it's all not fun and games here.

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  4. A special moment that the kids will remember I'm sure.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. We had a funeral for a frog named Leah last year. She didn't have quite as many frog attendees, though.

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