Friday, October 4, 2013


Being a mom of 4 small kids, and a teacher of 6-7 year olds, I try not to let it out, but I have a frog-phobia. Other people don't like snakes or spiders or mice or the dark - I can handle any of those, but I do not like frogs. I don't know what it is about them, but they just freak me out. I think it's the way they jump...

The farm we live on has lots of great topography, and some wet areas, so there are lots of frogs around. This being a fairly wet summer, we had almost plague-like amounts (at least to me, I'm sure the Egyptians were far worse off!). Walking through our yard, it was like the grass started flowing in waves as they hopped away from our feet. My kids and visiting kids thought it was great. I thought it was gross, but I tried to play it cool because I want this phobia thing to fly under the radar. Plus, I really don't want to pass my phobia on to my kids, if at all possible. However, they are starting to get the idea that mommy really doesn't like those little hoppers.

So this morning, I got up to a wet, rainy morning, and there they were, several tiny tree frogs sticking to our patio door, and the screen door. Thankfully, they were outside, and the nature lover in me does think they're cool to look at, especially through the glass. Along with that, I should mention that I do think that frogs are cool, from a distance. I love cartoon frogs too. Who can resist "The Princess and the Frog" and Kermit to name a couple greats! Plus, the word for frogs in French is "grenouille" and I think it's a great word!

So there you have it, another little thing in my life!  :)


  1. It take courage to acknowledge a phobia, more so a frog-phobia. Uncommon to everyday stories but very meaningful. Whether you've had a scary encounter with them as a child or not, the important thing is that you identify it and acknowledge it. Richard Bandler the co-founder of NLP has a great exercise to get over phobias. I'm sure you'll find it online.

    1. Okay, so maybe phobia was a little extreme, as it's more of a general dislike. If you read the rest of this post, and my other posts, you will hopefully see that I've been writing light takes on the little things in life that I enjoy! :)


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