“Mommy, mommy come upstairs I have a secret. It’s in my wardrobe.”
The wardrobe means a lot to Boo. It is not only her gateway to Narnia, but usually holds her favorite, toys, dolls and other found objects. This time it held an especially unique treasure.
Well, hello there Toad!
She very carefully snuck it into the house yesterday while I was at work. Luckily, Ems was there and aware and found the terrarium for her to put him in. A free-range toad might have been a bit more of a surprise.
So the evening turned around to become an insect hunt in the back yard for some nibbles for the toad. Very obviously Ems is not the cricket/grasshopper type, nor is she fond of the fact that we were catching them in the same containers we store our food in. “You ARE going to wash these right”?
So we kept the toad for a day. Explained to Boo the need for wild things to be free and with a kiss we let him back out by the water spicket where he was found. Once cupped so she could give him one last pet and we watched him hop away. I always imagined that it was boys that turned toads out of their pockets and kept snakes in boxes under their beds? Guess you never know.