Monday, April 10, 2017

#AtoZChallenge 2017 I for Igloo

This was the conversation this morning between M and I .

Me: M, Can you tell me a word that starts with I?
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M: I for Igloo


M:Yes (with 100% conviction)

Me: What is an igloo?

M: Its icy. It has a semicircle with some lines. Oh yes and it has a small hole. (As she describes, she draws all of it in the air with her tiny fingers)

Me: Oh...Who lives there?

M: Kolar bear(Not a typo, thats how she calls them). Well, not a big kolar bear. Because they cannot fit in. Only little kolar bears.

Me: Its polar bear

M: Yeah, ...Pole(With a whole lot of stress on the P)

Me: So the baby polar bear goes inside and the Mummy waits outside?

M: Yes, Also the daddy polar bear, But the baby polar bear can go inside. Also the brother and the sister. (Then suddenly lighting up with a memory from class she adds) Jake has a sister too. 

Me: What do polar bears eat?

M: mmmm??? I dont know! Ice?? (She looks at me unable to figure out what on earth will be available on an icy terrain)

Me: They eat fish

M: Oh yeah, they catch the fish with their mouth and eat. (Phew! Last time she said they catch it with their hands and use a fork and knife!)

Me: What color is a polar bear?

M: White,Snow is white too.

By the way a fact I learnt from my son. Polar bear skin is black , not white. Its fur is clear and appears white by reflecting the light, just like snow.


  1. Great conversation...and idea to write it down. What a wonderful lasting memory of this fun time in a child's (and parent's) life.

  2. Kids are more intelligent that we give credit for.

  3. Kid's world is so simple and innocent! Kolar bear, baby kolar bear entering inside with brother and sister...simply loved it!!!
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  4. Super cute...
    I laughed at the point of fork and knife..loved the post

    A Peice Of My Life

  5. Love listening to kids explain things. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Love listening to kids explain things. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. That's awesome! And I was expecting an icy I somewhere, and here it is.

    Phillip | I is for IUOMA

  8. Now that's an interesting fact. Didn't know their skin was black !