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  • Not A Frog But A Prince

    March 10, 2008

    Saturday afternoon, Sean and I were reading one of his little DK Reader books about how frog eggs turn into tadpoles turn into frogs. I told him that a lot of things start out life looking like tadpoles besides frogs – chickens, rabbits and even little babies.  And then we looked at a book that shows a developing fetus — and in many ways in the earliest stages, it looks remarkably similar to a tadpole.

    “Wow,” Sean said in awe as he peered at each of the pictures. “That’s inter-westing.”

    After thoroughly inspecting the last picture of the doctor proudly holding up a newborn baby, he said, “I’m glad I didn’t turn out to be a frog!”

    “Me too!” I said.

    That woulda really surprised the doctor, not to mention sullied my good reputation.

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    Definitely not a frog.


    1. Heidi says:

      Sullied your good reputation…indeed! You, and a frog? Eecchhh….

      March 10th, 2008 at 5:54 am

    2. Beth_C says:

      You are right! He is definitely not a frog!

      March 10th, 2008 at 6:25 am

    3. Brigitte says:

      Yeah, who wants to be on the cover of one of those “Aliens Implanted Me With Baby Elvis!” rags? 😉

      Goodness, woman, you are up at all hours lately.

      March 10th, 2008 at 7:14 am

    4. Tonggu Momma says:

      Absolutely not! That boy is someone’s prince, and definitely not a frog. Great smile, too.

      March 10th, 2008 at 8:09 am

    5. Maria says:

      Nope, not even a frog prince. He is too cute. Love the post.

      March 10th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    6. CircusKelli says:

      Hee hee! I LOVE that grin!

      March 10th, 2008 at 8:46 am

    7. Sharon says:

      Most definitely a prince…

      March 10th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    8. AB says:

      Ah pooh! I was going to be all clever and come up with the “prince” comment. But still…he is one.

      March 10th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    9. Kelly @ Love Well says:

      But maybe you’ll have to kiss him a few times each day, just to make sure he stays a prince and not a frog.

      March 10th, 2008 at 10:27 am

    10. Kilikina says:

      That is so cute!

      March 10th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    11. shayne says:

      Prince or no…I say you kiss him anyway!

      March 10th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    12. Betty G. says:

      He is definitely YOUR son. He looks just like you … in boy form. He is such a bright little boy. So smart! Keep up the good work, Antique Mommy. You are doing very well. 🙂

      Betty in Oklahoma

      March 10th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    13. Sally says:

      Nope, definitely do not see any resemblance to a frog….

      March 10th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    14. Sheila Gregoire says:

      Ah, but one day you will have to get into a conversation about how the little baby started out in the first place. That’s where things get fun!

      Just went through that with our daughters last year. Everyone handled it pretty well. But I’m just glad it’s over!

      My new blog To Love, Honor and Vacuum is now up!

      March 10th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    15. Antique Mommy says:

      I figure I’m kind of laying the groundwork with the story of the tadpole. That way it won’t be a shock to him when we tell him we found him in a pond.

      March 10th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    16. CircusKelli says:

      AM – That last comment of yours is hysterical! 🙂
      Hee hee!

      March 10th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    17. mama speak says:

      ummm yeah, when that coversation comes up just have him call DD1 over here. She’s been asking questions along those lines for well over a year now. I finally got her a book (“It’s Not the Stork”) cause she double checks your answers when you’re not around (asks other adults). She noted the tadpole resemblence as well. I’ve already offered apologies to the other mom’s in the neighborhood as I’m sure my child will be the one filling them all in on the details.

      March 10th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    18. bee says:

      Nope, definitely a charming prince!

      March 10th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    19. jenni says:

      I agree that he needs lots of kisses…just to be on the safe side.

      March 11th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    20. Linda says:

      What a smile…priceless!

      March 12th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    21. Beverly Eagen says:

      I love your blog. I read it every chance I get. (sob) But with the new background, I can’t see the words. I’ll keep checking back for the next remodel. Sorry

      March 13th, 2008 at 11:41 am

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