This morning I realized something.
I really dislike frogs and do not AT ALL understand what causes people to think they are cute/adorable/awesome/whatever.
Their only purpose on this earth is to eat insects so we’re not constantly swarming with gnats and flies and such. That’s it. Period.
I realized this while watching an episode of Go, Diego, Go where he is tasked with saving two tree frogs who are on a branch, sailing down a river and apparently UNABLE TO JUMP OFF THE DAMN BRANCH AT ANY POINT ON THEIR WILD RIVER ADVENTURE.
I mean, COME ON. Isn’t jumping what frogs are supposed to do?
Stupid red-eyed tree frogs. Stupid.
And not cute. At all. And anyone who says “Awww, they are so cute” and then goes on to collect statues and tchotchkes of frogs needs to have his or her head examined.
I blame the Grimm brothers or Hans Christian Anderson for the belief that frogs are cute. Like, if we just think they are cute enough we’ll somehow be tricked into kissing them hoping a prince will appear.
(Don’t you think it’s about time we started telling our kids how those “fairy tales” REALLY ended?)
Or maybe it’s the fact that some of them secrete hallucinogens. I think.