So Kyle just stepped on a frog.
In our bedroom.
On the second floor of the house.
Lucky for the frog, Kyle was barefoot and the frog doesn’t appear to have sustained any injuries. Lucky for me, it was Kyle who discovered him.
I think Kyle may have suffered a mild cardiac event, however, as the lights were out and he was on his way to bed when I heard him jump and exclaim, “WHAT did I just step on!??”
Now, it would be easy to blame this on the 3-year-old boy in the house, right? But Tea would take at least 10 minutes to warm up to the prospect of touching a frog, let alone carrying one into the house, and he’s never out of my sight for more than 30 seconds. Besides, Tea dashed across the hall to get a look at the intruder and I saw no hint of guilt or recognition cross his face.
I can only think of 2 explanations, both equally disconcerting:
- The frog came home from camp with us somehow and has been living in the house for more than a week. How much water do frogs need to survive? He wouldn’t still be kicking, right? Because this frog had a LOT of kick during the subsequent Frog Relocation process. If he’s been here for a week, there’s more frog excrement to discover than what we’ve already found. I’m going to start wearing shoes in the house.
- The frog hitched a ride into the house on the dog. I’m thinking this is extremely likely. Punkin likes to water the flowers near the busiest frog population of the yard. But would a frog really hold on all the way to the second floor? Would Punkin not notice the huge amphibian clinging to her fur? If this happened once, it can happen again. Courtney, are you sure you still want to consider dog-sitting for our frog-toting pooch?
I did not photograph the frog, as it was busy trying to escape by defecating all over whatever I tried corralling it in. I like frogs, but this guy was gross so I was as frantic as he was.
On a barely related note, in researching whether there actually *is* a Frogtown, I discovered that it’s a neighborhood in St. Paul, MN that sounds great. We just happen to be heading in that direction soon, and I am soooo going to this deli! So thank you, little frog, for leading me to wonderful Thai food.