Friday, July 25, 2014

The Princess and the Toad

Some children find the outdoor world a frightening and unpredictable place. It is full of goopy, smelly and wild stuff. My granddaughter used to be much like that. Bees created terror and she absolutely could not look at bugs of other kinds. Yesterday, we were working on a play-doh picnic and below in "photo story" is how much she has grown and changed this summer. 

Up went the shade umbrella and into the light hole went our resident toad.
After a while he got pretty bored.
We had finished creating the picnic and I leaned over to offer the plate to granddaughter.
As my head leaned closer, Toad got very brave and made his giant leap for escape.
Notice I did not photo-shop my wrinkles!
Because I was giggling as I caught the toad she was in wonder.
And thus the Princess made a new friend.

20 comments:

Hilary said...

That's just adorable. I'm glad you had photos of the event.. and toad us all about it. ;)

joeh said...

That is some pretty quick camera work!

Red said...

Awesome concluding sentence! You really caught my attention.

messymimi said...

Wonderful! The world is less scary when you make friends with the small creatures.

Linda Reeder said...

I do admit I would have been freaked out by a toad in my hair! I don't know that I could have said I would hold still while you take my picture. But I'm glad you could.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Love this post...

Peruby said...

That is hilarious!

Granny Annie said...

Don't you know you'll get warts from holding a toad? Now you might get them on your head.

Granny Annie said...

Don't you know you'll get warts from holding a toad? Now you might get them on your head.

Granny Annie said...

Don't you know you'll get warts from holding a toad? Now you might get them on your head.

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Scriptor Senex said...

I love this post. The Princess (which she obviously is) and the toad is a wonderful photo.

ellen abbott said...

how amazing that the toad leaped onto you instead of away from you.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely story in the pictures, no problem for the Toad.

Brian Miller said...

ha. that is so cool...my son and i spent time catching little dime sized frogs over vacation....we gathered a group of about 5 and then let them go by the pond....

barbara judge said...

Nice story about your beautiful granddaughter. Nice that you introduced her to your amphibian friend in such a gentle way. Your filled dinner plate looks yummy.

Snaggle Tooth said...

How cute! Glad she found such a harmless n friendly critter to enjoy. I used to always catch those when young-

Love the playdough food!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice capture. I have a few tree toads that stay close to my porch.

Kat said...

Oh how wonderful! Well done you! I love it when a child can put aside fears and begin to let themselves be curious and free in the world.

When I taught my daughter that worms were wonderful and helpful and she overcame her fear I was so proud. She had previously been very freaked out and after I told her how wonderful they are she bravely picked them out of the dirt and carried them to their new home in my garden. Love that!

Barbara Shallue said...

I love all of it, the play-doh picnic, the toad, and the sweetness of the whole thing. Thank you for sharing it with us!