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That Annoying Thing That Parents Say When You Ask Them Their Kids’ Ages

That Annoying Thing That Parents Say When You Ask Them Their Kids’ Ages

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Our little boy was two and a half over Christmas. If you’re child-free and reading this, I already see your eyes rolling into the back of your head. He’s two for God’s sake. And he’ll be three at his next birthday. But right up until the actual day of his “two and a half”-ness, if you asked me what age he was, you’d get some variation of “he was two in June”, “he won’t be two and a half until after Christmas”, “he’s not quite two and a half”… I remember having to pause and do the maths in my head when someone would tell me their baby was 23 weeks or 17 months so that I could figure out what age they “actually” were, by my view of the world. Then a day came where I counted my baby’s age briefly in days, then weeks for a long old time – 26 I think. Once I needed to start dividing thin...