10 Mar

Roly Poly

Ella: “Guess what? We got a worm, a centipede and a roly poly in our classroom.”

Me: “What’s a roly poly?” (funny word in English, rings no bells in my native language)

Ella: “Roly polies are a type of creatures that live inside the earth. They eat leaves, dead animals, dead leaves, cardboard and oh yeah they also eat newspapers. Actually, you know who their neighbors are? Ants! But they are not good neighbors. When ants want to eat them they roll inside like a ball. Then ants go away. But when frogs want to eat them, they roll into a ball, but the frogs still eat them. They have mommy and daddy roly polies and baby roly polies too. So that’s my story about roly polies, I just wanted to confuse you for a little while. Mommy! You are not paying attention, open your ears and don’t laugh! Oh, and can I have a puppy?”

3 Responses to Roly Poly

  1. Nancy lopez says:

    Aww that is so cute! Your daughter is a very smart little girl just like her Mommy! :)

  2. Ivanka says:

    Yeees, Nina, you are not paying attention, open your ears …

  3. Alison says:

    So cute! I’m glad she’s learned the correct term for this bug. In other parts of the US, they call them “pill bugs.” Roly-poly is a much better name :)