Thursday, April 15, 2010

A New Addition to Our Family

This morning as I was attempting to not wake from a very deep sleep, I hear this little voice saying, "Mom, you have to boil more lettuce. I think the tadpoles are dead."

I think it was about 6:30 a.m.

Now, I've been suffering from this nasty cold/cough/sore throat thing for almost a week, so my sleep has been very important to me lately.

So I say, "They're not dead." And I roll back over.

"They're not moving, they need more lettuce."

No, I did not get up just then and boil lettuce for the apparently starving tadpoles. However, I checked up on them later and they were all still very much alive. Maybe a little hungry, but alive.

If you haven't already guessed, the newest addition to our little family is a mason jar full of tadpoles. Blakester brought them home after collecting them with a friend last week.



I really don't mind. I think it will be a great nature study opportunity for the kids. They'll get to view the life cycle of a frog. We've done butterflies and ants. We have Bob the lizard. The good thing about Bob is I just have to make a weekly run to the pet store for crickets. I actually have to cook for the tadpoles.



1 comment:

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

How fun! We tried to keep tadpoles once. Imagine our surprise when we returned home from an outing only to discover that our fluffy one had eaten them!

Hope you're able to get that rest you need!:)

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