“Grandchildren are convinced
that crawly things won’t hurt you.
What if I don’t believe them?”
Well, these lizards might be okay. This is an empty lettuce container. Strawberry containers work too. I sprayed the bottom with adhesive and patted some “soft moss” onto the bottom until it stuck. My lizards came from the dollar store . . . and well, were a dollar. When the lizards get lost, I have frogs from the dollar store. They can move into the lizard house. When the frogs get lost, I have bugs. Yes, from the dollar store. I always say that things are from the dollar store and my grandchildren’s’ daddies say . . . “Oh, sure . . . that can’t be from the dollar store!” Everything is from the dollar store, I tell them. Everything.
Lizards actually do talk to children. I have watched them. It seems that lizard voices are not the right pitch to be heard by grandmas. At least that is what my grandchildren tell me. So, I ask them what the lizards are saying and they tell me. It usually has to do with snacks. Dorothy was wrong about the scarecrow . . . could I be wrong about the lizards?
“Don’t be silly Toto . . .
scarecrows can’t talk !”
-Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz-