"He's not living near water, AND he has bumps. He's a toad," she explained.
What do I know?
"What are we going to name our toad?" I asked at dinner.
"Toadie!" cried Audrey.
"Froggie!" cried Eli.
"Eli!" cried Audrey.
"Mom!" cried Eli. "Audrey is going to name the toad Eli!"
"No one is going to name the toad Eli," I proclaimed. I proclaim a lot, since I'm dad.
We debated a while, and finally settled on Cooper. Cooper the toad is living under the hose in our backyard!