Buckets...check. Nets...check. Magnifying glasses...check. Friends...check.
All that you need for a great afternoon!!! This afternoon (well, the whole day, really) I have been in a foul mood. Not sure why, exactly, but my poor children have been suffering because of it. So this afternoon, rather than staying at home and hoping that the neighbours don't hear my decidedly unhappy yelling, we grabbed our gear, called up some great friends, and headed for the stream to catch frogs. There really isn't a better way to spend an afternoon. Not only did I feel better, but the kids had a great time too. It is great to see how interested children are in nature - their natural curiosity, their wonder at the world around them, and their complete un-concern at getting wet feet.