I am lucky in regards to my children loving the outdoors. No matter the weather, they are outside, usually getting dirty.
My daughter, and her friend, found this lovely frog just the other day. They were fascinated by his sticky toe pads and wanted to carry him around all day long. They even wanted to bring him in the house. I had to veto that idea.
Then they started discussing frog hypnotism. My daughter said that if you lay the frog on his back, and rub his tummy, that it would hypnotize him.
Though Mr. Frog was tolerant, he wasn't really down with that idea.
He was free to go after his play date with the girls. Seemingly no worse for the wear.
"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."