Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog…

…and he was in our bedroom at 11:30 PM!

Ok this just shows how weird our life is sometimes. About ten years ago Becky was walking to the kitchen in our previous house. She stepped into the living room and felt something warm and fuzzy. At first she thought it might be the cat but it wasn’t. She turns on the light and it was a MOLE! Blind & black with giant front claws and a starburst shaped snout. So weird! So we boxed him up and let him go in a neighbor’s yard down the street. What! I wasn’t going to let him loose in MY yard.

So tonight I’m out front in the storm walking the dog (for all the good it does). Suddenly Becky comes to the front door screaming “Scott you have to come in and get this frog in our bedroom! He’s huge! Giant!”

Now being the good husband I of course believed her, thinking it was just a big tree frog. She kept insisting it was a giant bullfrog. I was like no way… it’s just a tree frog… maybe a Cuban tree frog. They get pretty big. So I head to the bedroom. “It’s behind my nightstand!”, Becky shouts. So I take a look.

“HOLY CRAP!”, I shout. “That thing is freakin’ huge!” It was an honest to God Mark Twain Croaker! I grabbed a garbage bag and tried to manuver it out without hurting it. It spooked and jumped three feet up the wall! Peeing the whole time too. And did this thing stink! That rotten sweet sewer smell. Ugh! I thought the dog was eating out of the cat box again, but it was the frog. So I got him in the bag and took him over to the pond across the street. He booked it outta there and was gone. Not even a thank you. We have NO idea how he got in our house let alone back behind Becky’s night stand. Our cat alerted Becky to ‘something’ behind it. She thought it might have been the hamster.

Now you are thinking, how big could it have been… really? Well feast your eyes on Jeremiah…

The penny is for size reference.

The penny is for size reference. Click to enlarge.

Mouths of Babes #12

amandaMe: Has anyone seen the TV remote?

Amanda(6): Hmm. Now let me retrace my steps…

Mouths of Babes #11

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While loading Mr. Mom in the DVD player:

Me: Ok kids this is a funny movie, but it’s an old one.

Chandler: Does it have Elvis in it?

Mouths of Babes #10

amandaWhile riding along in the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World:

Amanda: I’m trying to face my fears… but I can’t!

Later while shopping in the Princess Couture store:

Amanda: So many pretty things. They are assaulting me!

Mouths of Babes #9

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Amanda: Daddy, I’d like french toast.

Me: Ooo that sounds good… me too.

Amanda: I’ll take two pieces.

Me: Ok, but who’s gonna make it for you?

Amanda: You are of course. *skips away*

Mouths of Babes #8

Amanda (6) wearing a pink/white princess ball cap with the brim cocked to the side…

Becky: “Amanda, why are you wearing your hat like that?”

Amanda: “I’m a gangsta yo!”

Becky: “Don’t walk around saying that.”

Mouths of Babes #7

Chandler grabs the fortune cookie from my Chinese take out last night and proceeds to eat it.

Chandler: “Daddy, it tastes sweet.”

Me: “Of course buddy, it’s a cookie.”

Chandler: “No… it says ‘It tastes sweet’… see?” [holds up fortune paper from cookie]

Fortune reads “It tastes sweet.”