What better Leap Day activity than leaping out of windows?
My little froggies have been reading about the Defenestration in Prague which kicked off the Thirty Years War. In this case regents were “defenestrated” or thrown out a window. (A very literal one seventy feet high!) They survived, landing in horse manure.
( I should be glad the children haven’t made any mention of gathering horse manure from the neighboring pasture to add realism to their reenactments.)
Because “defenestrate” is such a cool word, the children have been using it at every available opportunity this week. They’ve also been begging for a chance to throw something out the window. Today, to their amazed delight, I removed the screen, grabbed a camera and let them defenestrate each other.
Which reminds me of a defenestration question that has long puzzled me: What is it about shoes along the highway? Who defenestrates their shoes on the interstate and… why?
The Defenestration of (Prairie) Frogs:
The Defenestration at Prague: