When I was a teen and embarrassed by the presence of my mother she and I were shopping a sale table at a hardware store. I was at one end and she was at the other. Two women standing next to me picked up a plastic frog and commented on how ugly it was. The mouth of the frog was wide open to hold soap and the feet were tucked forward to hold a sponge. My mom picked up the same frog, held it up and called out, "look at how cute this is!" I tried to pretend I didn't know her.
Some how that became the first frog in what is now an epic collection. She always says no more frogs but when she gets a new one she smiles like a child.
I've been posting a frog of the day photo on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. It's been fun.