>> Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Our Tadpoles! Seriously...One of the best things about homeschooling is to find a subject that the kids are interested in, and stick with it for a while...We have been reading "Tadpoles & Frogs" an Usborne book...(I REALLY need to do a blog post on how much I *heart* Usborne, but that's for another day...) I started doing some research on tadpoles because, come on, how cool would it be to let the kids witness the development of a tadpole from current stage to adult...I found multiple places to order tadpoles on the web, and some ranged from $2-$10 each, however, when you add the overnight shipping charge, you end up paying around $40 for a few tadpoles! I checked the local petsmart, and such, but couldn't find them. Our next stop was the petstore we got our Jenday conure Bella from. (I really need to do some pet intro posts huh?) I didn't have high hopes since I didn't see any tadpoles while parusing the fish department, so I did the only thing I could do...I got my hubby to ask. LOL Not only did they have tadpoles, but they had a HUGE pond full of them, and they were 3 for $3.50!! SCORE!
I really wish that I could tell you that they have some awesome names like Huey, Dewey, and Louie, or even Lenny, Tuck, and Ming Ming, however they so far remain nameless. I do have to mention that this may not be a bad thing since I am scared to death that I am going to kill them. Seriously, I have kept MANY types of animals in my day, and I don't think I have ever been so scared that I were going to quickly kill them. I have already told the hubby that he has to get up first in the morning and come check on them.
On another note, I hope to keep everyone up to date on the status of our little tadpoles with weekly updates...HOPEFULLY they will live, and you can all experience the awesome metamorphasis with us! I also promise that hopefully there will be better pics...I took these at around 12:30am...not my best work... ;)
So don't forget...before you lay your head on your pillow...be sure to say a little prayer our little guys pull through!