Well, for one thing, time spent catching frogs, means less time on electronics.
A Frog Story
As he floated in the water, watching the fish swim through his eggslime, he couldn’t wait to become one. Or so he thought. Then the day he had been waiting for had finally come, he pushed though his much thinner eggslime & emerged as a small fish. He was surrounded by his gazillion brother’s & sisters. And life was good. One day, he felt something change in is fish body…and he somehow knew he was no fish. He grew arms & legs, his tail began to shrink. He felt like he wanted to leave the water, (because he was tired of watching the big bully fish eat his brothers & sisters…among other creatures) and breath the blue above the pond. One day, when his tail was just a nub, a big green creature appeared. She was beautiful! “Hello dears, I am your mother. In a few days, you will be able to leave the pond & live on it’s edge and eat wonderful, yummy flying bugs. The most important thing a frog mother passes on to her young is this lesson…one day, a human child will try to catch you. I know that you will be frightened, but be brave (you may accidentally poop in his/her hand & that is ok) & allow that child to catch you. This small human will want to hold you & look at you. Then that human will, one day, grow to be a big human who will respect frogs. Just by holding you for a minute, it will bring that small human joy that will stay with him/her forever. And when he/she grows into a HUGE human, the minute spent with us, will become a lifetime of love for the world we both share.”
“But Beware the MEAN small Human, they will hurt you.” Said Mother Frog.
“how will we know the difference?” asked the wee froglet.
“A good small human will make a sound like bubbles, humans call it laughter. A bad small human will make a sound like the back molars of a fish eating his supper. If you don’t swim deep into the water, but allow them to catch you (which means you’re a little light on cerebral material) then poop in their hand, on purpose, a lot” She said.
tell your children to go catch some frogs, the world looks like poop. ~amy