Thursday, September 4, 2008

wildlife death watch and why I have a map of the hospital in my car

The other night we had a frog stuck (as in "affixed" not "trapped") to the sliding glass door. At least I'm assuming it was a frog, since it was green and tiny. My knowledge all comes from those frog and toad books. (What were they called? Frog and Toad? Probably.) And this is a far grosser picture than I intended to take of the event:

Yech. It was kind of cute in person, but this is disturbing in a biology class kind of way. I suppose it will not be long before we have some actual frog dissection, courtesy of the dogs. If it isn't frog guts I'll be cleaning up, it will definitely be a dead lizard. Our yard is teeming with critters, and a lizard has already made it inside.

And in more "this cannot end well" news, this is our new trick and why I did a test run to the hospital yesterday:

Every time you're wondering "why is my child not whining right now," there he is, standing on the couch, ready to take a nose dive onto the floor. We're weighing the pros and cons of surrounding the couch with pillows (con: the pillows will just make it easier for him to climb up).

There you have Freckles stalking away, angry at having to share the couch.


Jennylou's Projects said...

I just wanted to post a quick comment - but you probably are thinking - who is she? I likely found your blog through someone else's crafty type blog. :)

Anyways, is it possible to put the couch along a wall? That helped for us. :)

Karen said...

I'm embarrassed we hadn't thought of that--a couch in the middle of the room may not be a great idea right now! I'm so glad you're reading my blog!!