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June 8th, 2011, 06:23 PM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
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Does your LO understand the concept? Not just how old they are in numbers, but what it means to be older or younger than someone. I feel like I am constantly explaining this one. Lily is very interested right now in how babies talk obviously because Abri is starting to use some words. She goes through everyone she knows and asks me how they used to talk as a baby. This goes for how my parents and my MIL and DH's grandmother used to talk too. I keep telling her that they are older than me so I wasn't born yet when they were babies. Good Lord, DH's grandmother just turned 90 so clearly I am not old enough to have been around to see her as a baby. Every time I say they are older, she asks what that means. I think she thinks i am joking when I tell her that my mom is my mom.
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June 8th, 2011, 06:38 PM
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I don't think the concept of age to how old you are is there, but he does get that he's older than the baby siblings of his school friends. And he is starting to ask questions about how big he'll be when he's an adult and understands that some things are for adults only, other for kids. He also understands "old". But I doubt he would get what it would mean to say that grandad is 79, to him it's just old.
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June 8th, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Kaija is sort of like Aidan. She knows she's older than Kolbie. But she is also convinced that one day she'll be a baby again so she can do the things that Kolbie does and wear the clothes that Kolbie wears. She also knows that there are "grown-up" things and "kid" things. She doesn't get that 3 is older than 1, just that she's the big sister and Kolbie is the little sister.

Though it was pretty funny when she asked my dad how old he was going to be on his next birthday and he told her 55. Then she got all "WOW! Fifty-FIVE!?!" like she thought that was amazingly old or something. It was pretty funny
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