How can I carry this frog?
Mountain Tales: First-hand stories of life in Tehachapi
September 14, 2019
I lived in Ecuador during part of my childhood, since my father is Ecuadorian and he wanted my sister and I to experience that country. When I was four or five years old, I was visiting a waterfall near our house. Having a source of clean, fresh drinking water was a big deal, and the stream that fed the waterfall could be trusted, so I was carrying home some water jugs. While there, I caught a little frog that I wanted to bring home with me. My hands were already full, and I thought about putting it in one of my pockets, but I didn't want to squish it, so I made the obvious choice – I carried it home safely in my mouth.
– Leslie Carrasco
Mrs. Carrasco has been a highly-regarded kindergarten teacher at Tompkins Elementary School, and she prefers that her students not put frogs in their mouth.