How to Name a Frog
This past weekend we, along with a set of grandparents, spent a few days on Prince Edward Island. You might think that since the ferry is only a short drive from our house we would have been there sometime in the past three years that we’ve lived here, but no, we had not. As a result of our neglect of “The Gentle Island”, it was an adventure for all of us.
Now, I don’t think that I really need to point this out, but when traveling with small children, especially if for more than just one day, a parent is wise to bring books and toys for said children to entertain themselves. While this idea isn’t something that usually needs pointing out to either Mama or myself, once we arrived on PEI, and the kids were running around like animals, we realized that we had brought a big bag of nothing for them to play with. We scratched our heads, wondering how on earth neither of us came to this realization prior to our departure, though we were unable to come to any answers. After an hour of them terrorizing the province, we decided that we must purchase something for them to play with.
The following day we ventured to Charlottetown, and while we were there we picked up a couple of bean-filled frogs for the kids to play with(We also procured books, but that’s not what this post is about. It’s about the frogs. Geez, focus. You’re worse than the kids!) which turned out to be a big hit.
That afternoon we asked the kids if they had come up with names for their new frogs, and both of them assured us they had. Tevye went with Galaxar, like in “Monsters vs. Aliens”, which is far more creative than he normally is(he later shortened it to “Galax”). Saarah, being the creative little soul that she is, topped any previous exercise in naming. Now, when they’re playing, she’ll make up names for characters in their games. Prior good ones include “Joonis Johness”, as well as “Brohmis”, but this is far superior.
When asked what she had named her frog, without missing a beat, she told us “Kurt Banderchuck”.
Of course she came up with something like “Kurt Banderchuck” for her shiny pink frog.