Living the Stereotype

Published February 10, 2013 by inanortherntown

We had big plans today to go on a “Winter’s Walk” this afternoon. The elementary school kids did a trek last week and we thought it would be a fun thing to recreate on a super sunny Sunday – it was a stunningly beautiful day. However as we were getting ready to go – the little girl from next door asked if my daughter would like to come over and play in her IGLOO.


I think it is important for me to stop right now and formally apologize to every nice tourist who has ever asked me if I had built and/or played in an igloo as a child. I used to roll my eyes so hard at that question and now I am aware that it was rude. Apparently, Canadians can and do build igloos for their children. Here’s proof:


A great time was had by all. The best kind of words were used when she finally came back in: “so cool”, “awesome”, “brilliant”, “snow fell down my neck”, and “can I have some hot chocolate?”.

If I meet someone with a pet beaver – I’ll let you know, eh?


6 comments on “Living the Stereotype

  • Glad the young’un is warming up to the cool elements of winter and snow. I never had an IGLOO and I grew up in some pretty darn cold winters… probly cause after shovelling the stuff, my creativity was drained outta me, and I had no parent brave or crazy enough to want to entertain the idea – hence why child had job of shovelling snow! And I still roll eyes at Americans who ask this question. Really! Loved the beaver vid… THAT is hysterical.

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