It's bad enough we have a menagerie of pets living inside our house. Now my kids have started a collection outside. They informed me that they now have pets for their outdoor club.
"What kind of pets?" I asked.
"Oh, a couple of frogs. And a snake."
"What?" I had to inspect this. What I found was an aquarium filled with water and two frogs: one on top of the other (and you know what that means). I also found a bucket with a two foot long snake inside.
"Okay, guys. You have to let these creatures go. And what's with the snake? Haven't I told you to leave snakes alone?"
Right on cue, one of the neighborhood boys pulled the snake out of the bucket. "But he's a queen snake. He's not poisoness."
I shook my head. "Release the snake."
"But can we keep the frogs?"
"For a couple of days, only if you feed them."
"Mama, next time you go to the pet store, can you buy crickets?"