Mama Diaries

Friday, July 22, 2016

Stupid Frog





If you look at the picture above, you'll probably be drawn to the flaming logs. But if you look on one of the rocks on the bottom left, you'll see a little critter. A frog.


That little frog jumped out from the fire pit rocks about fifteen minutes after we had started the bonfire. Apparently, we had disturbed its nap. If he was a smart little frog, he would have hopped far away. But no. He was not a smart frog.


When my son got up off of his chair to have a closer look, the stupid frog hopped back onto the rock, where you see him in the picture. He was heading for danger.


"Bubba," I said. "You're going to have to get away from the frog, or it's going to hop right into the fire."


"No, he isn't."


As soon as Bubba said that, the brainless amphibian hopped even closer.


"He's going to jump in!" my daughter shrieked.


"Back away," I said. "If he has space, maybe he'll figure it out."


It took a while, but the frog finally decided that being so close to the fire was not a good idea. It hopped off the hot rock into the nearby wood pile.


I think it needs to find a new home, or next time it's not going to be so lucky!








54 comments:

  1. Silly frog! Glad it finally learned to hop away from the fire, instead of toward it. That would've been such a tragic end, otherwise!

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    1. We might've ended up eating frog legs!

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    Your family misinterpreted that frog's intentions. He was merely trying to run back inside his burning home to salvage his paperback copy of Ten Zany Birds. :)

    Have wonderful weekend, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Haha! Sure. He was really a smart frog - the most literate one on the planet.

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  3. Glad the frog decided to go the other way.

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  4. Gee, just because a frog only has a brain about as big as your pinky nail doesn't mean he's dumb. Maybe he was gazing into the fire... meditating. :)

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    1. ...and waiting for it to burn down to a bed of coals so that he could perform a Tony Robbins style firewalk! :)

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    2. A total zen frog!

      Shady - that's funny!

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  5. The other day I caught my cat trying to eat a pair of scissors. I quickly took them away, but I'm convinced that so many animals would be dead from really stupid things without constant human intervention.

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  6. Oh my goodness, that is not a bright frog... thankfully he looked elsewhere xox

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    1. He's back in the wood pile awaiting another close encounter with the fire. ;)

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  7. Not one of the brightest frogs but I hope he will learn from that experience.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm sure he hasn't learned a thing! ;)

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  8. Sure must have peed the pond after playing with fire lol

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    1. He had a long hop to the pond. He probably peed in the wood pile. ;)

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    1. He definitely is not one of the fittest!

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  10. Learning by experience - hope it passes the lesson on!

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    1. I'm sure he'll be telling his frog buddies all about it. ;)

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  11. Gosh, I was panicking reading this hoping that the frog was ok! I'm so glad that it is! Some living creatures really don't understand danger at all!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. He's clueless. But then again, some humans are too!

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  12. Ick. That could've turned out very bad.

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  13. He needed time to figure it all out :)

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    1. Let's hope he's gotten it all straight!

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  14. A very hard way to wake up from a cozy nap!

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    1. His groggy state must've made it hard for him to use good judgment.

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  15. Yikes. You'd think it would want to hop away from the heat...

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    1. Maybe it was attracted to the bright light.

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  16. At least it had kind of a happy ending. Maybe it just wanted to watch its former little home burn.

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  17. I'm pleased it had enough intelligence to hop away and even more pleased your kids didn't have to see it go up in flames.

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    1. Yes, that would have been upsetting - especially for my daughter.

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  18. Yikes. That is not something I'd want to see or smell. But then again, frog legs are supposed to be a delicacy!

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    1. I've never had them, but my dad said they're delicious.

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  19. Oh my goodness! Sounds like a stressful thing to watch! I am glad the frog finally hopped away. :)
    ~Jess

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  20. So glad the frog didn't find himself being barbecued.

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  21. Just stopping by to wish you a very happy weekend, Sherry!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  22. We have a problem with frogs jumping into our pool and then they can't get out. If we don't find them in time, it's fatal. Dumb amphibians is right.

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    1. I'd hate to say it, but those stupid things always hide under our cars in the driveway. We've run over a couple of them, not knowing they were there.

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  23. Poor froggy just can't find the right home. Hop along...

    http://www.anapeladay.com/2016/08/question-of-month.html

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  24. Guess the frog was trying to get some heat from the fire....... Have an awesome week, Sherry! xoxo

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