Two little green frogs live with their mother by a lotus pond. The sons always do the opposite of what their mother tells them to do. Their mother uses reverse psychology and doesn’t provide consequences for their negative actions. As the frogs grow older they continue to disobey and do the opposite of what their mother says, up until her death. Prior to the mother frog’s death, she uses reverse psychology when planning her burial spot. This idea backfires as the frog sons finally do as they are told, with dire consequences for the mother. There are lessons to be learned for both parents and children. The folktale also explains why frogs cry out in the rain.