Frog Cure

This morning there was a huge frog behind my washing machine. I stifled a scream (the girls were still asleep) because I'm deathly afraid of frogs. I have this fear that one will jump at me and land on my neck. Gross.

Anyway, two guys, my husband and our gardner, were able to whisk it away while I hid in the office. The gardner, who is Paraguayan, explained to us that big frogs like that can cure hurt knees or legs. You wrap the frog around your leg for three days (shudder), take it off, and then throw it towards the sun.

I would rather limp for the rest of my life than have a frog touch me. And one can't help but wonder how the sun plays into the equation.

Very interesting.

8 comments:

Betty said...

LOL! This from a girl who grew up in the jungle??!

Sav said...

of ALL the things that live in the Venezuelan jungles, you are scared of frogs! haha I've seen pics on your mom's facebook of jungle critters that are far scarier than frogs...unless you have those freakishly large ones that could eat rabbits where you live now,than I can understand your fear ;)

Brenda said...

Frogs are one of the few things that don't scare me, but one time, I did not have my glasses on and reached into the washer to pull out a leaf. The "leaf" started running and I screamed, VERY LOUD- I did wake the kids and everyone else up. The "leaf" was a mouse!

Pam said...

Ok hold on, let me finish chuckling!

sounds like stuff I heard while living in Mexico! Cute though!

I'm with you though, just let me hobble thru life!

MaMa Vaughn said...

You are so funny! Oh, we are using some of your stories from the jungle in our children's mini mission conference this week!=)

Kimberly said...

I totally understand the frog thing. The tree frogs here, you never know when or where they will jump. They can stick to your face!That makes me squirm and squeal!

Jungle Mom said...

Kim, A tree frog attacked Clint once. In the shower...I'll leave it at that!

Ken, Christie, Camille, Caroline said...

My husband, who is not generally afraid of frogs, or anything for that matter, had one jump and latch onto his leg the other day. It creeped him out and he still gets a chill telling the story!