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June 06, 2012

A conversation with Ashu at the Basel Zoo.

Look at those gorillas. They look so sad.

They always look sad, Amma!

But poor animals! They can never get out of that cage!

Its big, Amma. There are three or four rooms for them to walk around.

But still, they have to live there all the time!

Its just like us living in a house, Amma! 

!!!

*a while later after picking up my jaw from the floor*

But you go to school Ashu. Go to a park. They cant do that, can they? They can have so much fun in the forest, right?

Amma, do you know what a wingspan is?

Yes. Do you?

No, not wingspan. I mean life span. Do you know?

Yes.

So the life span of the animals is more in the zoo. More than in the forest. So thats a good thing.

*bangs head*

There goes my chance at making Ashu an animal activist. Shes too pragmatic for me!

On the zoo note, she also educated us on lady birds. And while telling us about eggs and larvae and aphids and lifespan she asked us, "Do you know what mating is?" and went on to explain how the male sits on the females back and the female lays eggs! Who is this young lady and what did she do with my little girl?

18 comments:

Praveen said...

Hahahaha

yaadayaada said...

Smarty Pants Ashu!!

Sumana said...

Time to get educated a second time na....

yaadayaada said...

By the way, are you sure, she is your daughter? Becos you asked what was the rooster doing on chicken farm when you were a teenager...

(Walks away quietly, now that my job is done!! Narayana! Narayana!!)

Spontaneous Mini said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!

ashreyamom said...

lol..

Kookaburra said...

:) loved it! Ashu could be a philosopher too ... already asking the question of whether domestication is a cage ...
but arrives at the very rational conclusion that it is worth it for the lifespan - take her closer to Darwin to connect choices in existence to survival. I think she is a profound thinker - not just a fact based person.

I wish there was a like button in blogger comments when I saw yaadayaada comments! ;) ...

But then I was like that clueless too and your blogs get me ready for what is to come in my home! :)

Usha said...

WOW Ashu! What else can I say. Boo, get a copy of 'The life of Pi' and you may also change your views about animals in captivity like I did!
YY, Ashu indha blog padicha, amma pathi enna nenaippa! Che..che...:)

ashok said...

Haha! too smart!

Choxbox said...

Total smartness! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Belated anniversary wishes :) Me thinks it's time Ashu started blogging. If she hasn't already

- inbavalli (forgot my wordpress password)

Me said...

Really Boo? You asked that question when you were a teenager?

haha..hahaha...couldn't control anymore...rotfl

Reva said...

Boo.. YY damage pannittanga! lol!
Ashu chance illa.. kalakkara :)

anubharat said...

Aapu is the right word here,
Me bows to Ashu, pinjula pazhuthadhu dhaan
YY has done her Naradar velai as well :)

B o o said...

YY - you are going to be the first person to be banned form my blog!!!

Usha - I have read the book. The question is, Has Ashu?!!! ;)

ME - Yes, I asked the question. But no i was nt a teenager. I was 12! and a half!!!!!

Anu - you know YY very well. She has another name too. Naradar!!!

TPL said...

Smart Ashu!

And YY's comment made the post funnier :)

Sue said...

*high fives YY*

veena@littledinos said...

I had a smile on my face when i read this blog.. They grow up!!