Every spring for the past five years or so, we’ve watched caterpillars climb to the top of a tiny cup, flip themselves upside down, spin a chrysalis, and emerge a week later as butterflies.
This year, though, my daughters suggested doing something different.
After all, we’re old hands at this metamorphosis thing.
How about something new?
What if we ordered a frog kit instead? The company sends us a tadpole. We watch it become a frog and then we release it in a local pond. Perfect!
So, I started researching frog kits and we were all excited until I read the comments. These frogs live for 20-30 years.
I wasn’t sure I wanted such a long-term commitment. My children should be off living adult lives by then and I’d still be home tending to our everlasting frog.
And we couldn’t release this frog to any old outdoor body of water…
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