September 19 08

we went to this place called Reptilia in February of 2007. back when Isabella looked all bald-headed and was completely made of CHEEK:

girl was in love at first sight. snakes. turtles. crocodiles. iguanas. but the frogs?? HER TRUE HEART’S DESIRE.

we also have Ontario Science Centre passes, where my daughter Isabella will ignore all the FUN things to do, including a giant BATH waterworks system and sit for hours talking to the poison dart frogs. and she thinks it hilarious when the one “bully” frog proceeds to mount and hump all the other frogs. boom chicka wow wow. no, i’m not kidding.

so, she has kind of always had a thing for frogs. i sometimes refer to the kids as ‘my bunnies’ and every time i say it, Isabella corrects me: “Emily and Josh are your bunnies. I’m your FROGGY” “yes, Isabella. my mistake” “Ribbit!”, which means thanks.

her room is full of these:

but the kicker. the REAL kicker came last weekend.

we were walking down the street and Emily screamed out. “A Bug! I think it’s a cricket! or maybe a roach! what the heck is that thing?”

Isabella walks over, shoves everyone out of the way, and says

“I’ll take care of this!”

she bends down near the bug, sticks her tongue out as far as it can go (and she’s my daughter…trust me…we are long-tongued), makes a loud slurping sound. and stands back up.

“there. i ate it. YUM! YUM!”

we all looked over at her.





and then Emily stepped on the bug.

the end.

ps. please please please tell me i’m not the only one with an obsessed child??!?!

pps. please note that she only PRETENDED to eat the bug. i said obsessed…not possessed!

  1. You are not alone. At least yours is obsessed with something normal. Mine is obsessed with dinosaurs, and if I don’t call them by their scientific names, pronounced correctly of course, I get in some serious trouble.

    Now my youngest used to eat bugs just for the heck of it. We’d catch him with a piece of a wing or a leg on his chin and know we got there too late. At least Isabella is just pretending! haha


    Comment by AJ on September 19, 2008
  2. my daughter doesn’t eat bugs. sorry about your luck.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on September 19, 2008
  3. Ok, you really freaked me out for just a second! Bragging now: I had a 4 inch tarantula on my arm this past weekend. I posted pictures…I also wet myself a little in the process.


    Comment by Anissa@Hope4Peyton on September 19, 2008
  4. That’s too funny. When we moved into this house, it was kinda infested with ladybugs. My 6 month old would crawl around, put one in his mouth, spit it out, and repeat 300 times. At least Emily knows to just pretend.

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    Comment by Debbie on September 19, 2008
  5. Hilarious. I can see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the crazy department. :)


    Comment by Matthew on September 19, 2008
  6. hahaha! obsessed not possesssed..that is too funny…stinkerbell pretends she is a kitten right down to rubbing herself on my leg and purring oh and she drinks water out of a bowl on the floor! feel better?


    Comment by LAVENDULA on September 19, 2008
  7. Like Lavendula – my daughter used to prentend she was a cat … for the longest time. She wore out the knees in all of her pants within a couple weeks because “cats don’t walk on two feet.”

    She’s 15 now and I miss those days.

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    Comment by Debbie on September 19, 2008
  8. My kids are freaks for WWE wrestling, which, if you’re curious, is on in some form three to four nights a week. Yeah. Good times. When it’s not one, they’re buying action figures and wrestling with them.

    I had a friend who would eat gum off the street. Sadly, she never once pretended to so much as she actually would!


    Comment by differentkindofgirl on September 19, 2008
  9. My son pretends he’s a dog. Sometimes he has me feed him on the floor (only when we’re at home). He fetches stuff and he even mocks the “very personal licking” they do. he doesn’t quite know what it all means. He’s never pretended to eat a bug, but he ate one for realsies.

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    Comment by jenboglass on September 19, 2008
  10. It’s ducks around here.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on September 19, 2008
  11. Too funny! Isabella must be so cute.

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    Comment by Heather on September 19, 2008
  12. Today my youngest is a penguin. Yesterday he was a snail. My 5 yr old has an encylopedic knowledge of WWII airplanes. This would be more impressive if he didn’t speak in public about shooting down Japanese bombers since there are a lot of JAPANESE people where we live.

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on September 19, 2008
  13. That’s kind of cool.
    My son is obsessed with the human body/skeletons, etc. when we got to the doctor’s office he is fascinated, and he will sit and look at her medical books.
    And, he was so obsessed with skulls that when he was getting headaches he kept saying “My brain hurts at #1″ and it corresponded to the number in our brain book.

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    Comment by LD on September 19, 2008
  14. My neighbor was sitting outside with her then 2 year old toddler. She suddendly heard ‘crunch, crunch, crunching’ coming from where said toddler was sitting.

    The child had just eaten a garden snail, shell and all!

    No- you are not the only one!


    Comment by swirl girl on September 19, 2008
  15. OMG, that’s adorable. Gross, but adorable. I was always called Rhea-Frog as a child. Apparently I slept like one or something. But I like frogs, they’re pretty cute.

    Your daughter is hilarious, and I love the photo with all cheek. hehe

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    Comment by Rhea on September 19, 2008
  16. Bwahaha Random. Like her momma. I like it!

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    Comment by Miss on September 19, 2008
  17. I’m pretty sure my kid thinks she’s a dog, because she just staaaaaaares at our dog and when the dog barks, Maddie yells right after here. It’s cute. And super annoying.

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    Comment by heather... on September 19, 2008
  18. She is a funny, funny girl!

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    Comment by Angella on September 19, 2008
  19. Okay, so Mr. A can take Isabella and I can take Emily. Because Mr. A totally has both of those frogs.

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    Comment by slynnro on September 19, 2008
  20. HAH! Well, at least she didn’t actually eat it. Just faked you out.

    But, yeah, no. No kids eating bugs here, covered in chocolate or otherwise. Sorry.

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    Comment by anna on September 19, 2008
  21. Too funny! Weird, yes, but still funny! I love the “I’ll take care of this.”


    Comment by Dianna on September 19, 2008
  22. I’ve been to Reptilia … it was cool!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on September 19, 2008
  23. OMG. Seriously cute…and disturbing at the same time.


    Comment by texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvana on September 19, 2008
  24. No. No. No… not obsessed or possessed. She is going to be one tuff girl. WTG, momma.

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    Comment by OHmommy on September 19, 2008
  25. Oh, God…I thought she really ate the bug there for a minute. Let’s all just hope she doesn’t progress to that stage of obsession. :)


    Comment by Karly on September 20, 2008
  26. I take back my previous comment. My 3 year old ate half a bug this morning.

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on September 20, 2008
  27. Haha!!! That’s hilarious!!! Monkey was obsessed with “sea turtles” for a while. She still loves them. They’re on that blanket the native people made her when she was born! How wild is that?

    Want me to consult THE SHAMAN about this? I think he’d say the frogs are her totem, or spirit animal, or power animal. Not sure what the difference is among any of those….


    Comment by Haley-O on September 20, 2008
  28. I think she’s got an amazing sense of humour!

    Reptilia, that’s one cool place… kids have been there about 3-4 times now and LOVE it.

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    Comment by Karen MEG on September 20, 2008
  29. I’m sending you Drama Girl’s frog in the mail.

    Most. Boring. Pet. Ever.

    And it’s costing me a fortune in live crickets and heat lamp bulbs.

    Tell the cutie to stick with the stuffed ones.

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    Comment by threeundertwo on September 21, 2008
  30. heheh there are kids in this world that are bug-obsessed. i think it’s cute!!

    good on her :)


    Comment by Bronnie on September 21, 2008
  31. came via capt. dumbass…oh, my, that was funny. good thing she didn’t really eat it though! lol my kids have never done anything like that…the don’t like most bugs/insects/etc.

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    Comment by ciara on September 21, 2008
  32. Oh my gosh, that’s funny. The Boy has one of those Webkinz, too! We’re all pretty big frog fans here. Frogs are nice, even humping frogs.

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    Comment by Beck on September 21, 2008
  33. I have some really annoying box-elder bugs over here. Does she bill by the hour?

    Her baby cheeks are so Nom-Nom-able, it’s insane!!!

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on September 21, 2008
  34. ???I was all I LOVE REPTILIA and then I got to the part about bug eating…..


    Comment by lisa b on September 21, 2008
  35. The cheeks, I love the cheeks.

    Frogs are better than spiders which is what my brothers were obsessed with.

    Mine have obsessions, but luckily none of them are animals.

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    Comment by Issa on September 22, 2008
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