Thursday, March 10, 2011

Have you Ever Heard a Frog say "ribbit"

I haven't.  And a few years ago I learned (painstakingly I must add) all the calls of frogs and toads in the great state of Missouri (who knew there were over 20 different noises!)  and not a single one of them says "ribbit".  With that being said, my daughter may flunk kindergarten when they ask her what a frog says because she doesnt say ribbit.  She actually has a few different noises, our favorite being "jugorum" (If you say it right you'll sound just like the American Bullfrog)  So sometime this summer, whenever they have climbed out of the mud, I need to take her to find a bullfrog.  I know where there are some at Burr Oak Woods, so we may have to go out there toward evening and con a staff member into letting us into the pond area so she can see her bullfrog, or at least hear him singing!  Sometimes she says "needeep".  (I honestly dont remember what frog that was but it was one....I wasnt joking when I said painstakingly, I didnt think I'd EVER pass that test! and I'm sure I couldnt today).  And the bad part...the parents of the other kids I watch are probably curious when they ask them what a froggy says.  They might say ribbit, but they are around me and Emily many hours throughout a week and so you just never know....kindergarten in Raymore in a few years may not have any "ribbiting" frogs, they may all be bullfrogs:)  By the way, if anyone can tell me what frog actually says something resembling ribbit I'd be interested to know that.

Ok, my peace and quiet is probably nearing an end and at the very least the load of laundry in my dryer is nearing an end so I should wrap this up.  We got target pics this weekend, and i think i'll take the camera out ot play tomorrow, so pictures soon!

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