I was a bit of an oddball growing up. My BFF and I were obsessed with the idea of having a pet. When I got my first hamster (Button) I couldn't have been happier, but my friend was still 'petless'. We concocted a plan to make both of our dreams come true, 'Why not mate the hamsters and keep the babies for yourselves?' When it was her turn to take the class pet (a hamster named Alex) home for the weekend we put the plan in motion. We took Button & Alex for a walk to the park (yes they had leashes) to set the mood. Unfortunately, we didn't anticipate one important variable: gender. Both hamsters turned out to be male and the moment we put them near each other they began fighting. Button bit Alex leaving a swollen lump on his neck. Thankfully he made a full recovery. Our second animal related misadventure involved mail order frogs. We found a website that sold frogs and convinced my friends dad to let us use his credit card to purchase (hopefully, it was really a store pick up service and they didn't get sent in the mail :s). We immediately set up their tanks. I bejeweled mine with stick on diamonds and spelt out the name 'GILBERT' across the tank in stick on letters. When they arrived we were ecstatic and didn't want them to leave our side. We went as far as taking them to the movies with us. Yep, WE TOOK OUR FROGS TO A MOVIE. Unlike normal children sneaking in candy, we smuggled frogs in our Mat'n Nat purses (don't worry they were in their little tanks).
I bought these pants from Value Village and repurposed them by accentuating a knee hole and washing them a few times. When I bought them they had massive grass stains on the knee and it reminded of my frog catching days. $5 nostalgia, I'll take it.