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Yesterday, we were at the community aquatic center. Dh had ds in the pool, and I was holding dd on the side (she had already been in with dh). An elderly lady got out and came up to talk to dd.<br><br>
She asked me how old she was, and I responded that she had turned one the day before. Then she inquired as to whether she was walking well, to which I replied that she was. The lady then asked when she started walking. I replied that both of my children took their first steps around 10.5 months (which I believe to be early by most standards). She then says: "My son walked at 8 months, but my daughter didn't walk until 9 months. My sister's kids walked at 6 months, so I just thought that my kids were retarded!"<br><br>
Ummm... ok, I don't so much think that 'retarded' is a pc word these days. And, did that lady just call my kiddos 'retarded' because they didn't walk until 10.5 months??? I'm pretty sure that's considered early, and who cares??? By 3 or so, everyone is talking and walking!!! Not to mention that I think the lady is full of dog doo!<br><br>
I just smiled and nodded, because I was so flabbergasted. I really couldn't come up with anything good to say! I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt, in case she's going senile or something, but really couldn't she have come up with some better small talk?
 

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Weird <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
And 6 month walking babies? Uh....excuse me while I try to suspend my disbelief....
 

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Weird. 6 months for walking?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Some people are very competitive I guess.
 

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6 mo??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I don't know if I could've kept a straight face. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Did they have all of their teeth by 6months too? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, I dunno about y'all, but my children walked shortly after they were born. Beat that.</div>
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Ha! Mine walked out of my uterus.<br><br>
ETA: I don't engage in that kind of one-upmanship. If someone wants to constantly put their kids ahead of mine, whatever. It's fine with me. My husband and I "discuss" them later.
 

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ETA: I don't engage in that kind of one-upmanship. If someone wants to constantly put their kids ahead of mine, whatever. It's fine with me. My husband and I "discuss" them later.</div>
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My husband and I 'discuss' it way better than you do.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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My as-yet unconceived children are doing calculus at a higher level than I can.<br><br>
Seriously though, that's really <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: . I don't think I would've been able to say anything to her either. Eik.
 

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Well, I know of 2 babies who walked freakishly early.. myself and my friends son.. I was walking at 6.5 months and her son Javien was walking at 7.5 months.. both of which I consider very WEIRD lol.. My 4 year old was walking about 10 months, my dd was walking at 12 months, and my ds2 was walking at 8 months... so my kids are all over the place lol.. I think that lady needs to mind her own business and stay away
 

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Ugh, my grandma does things like this. She tells us all the time that our uncle walked talked and was potty trained by 6 months, whatever.
 

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One of my great aunt's kids walked at six months. (ok my second cousin once removed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
He had older brothers and cousins he was trying to keep up with. But I don't believe any of the rest of the family walked at that age, he was the youngest of his generation.<br><br>
I could turn over in bassinet before they took me home from the hospital...but as my dad likes to point out, my head was so big I just needed to turn my head and I could get the rest of my body to follow, so not so much of a stunning feet but a ginormous head that gave me some sort of turning advantage. (dad is mean! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
That does seem an odd conversation, generally when elderly people are being strange I just smile nod and go along with it. Course, my great grandmother used to randomly sing "It's a Small World" at inappropriate moments.
 

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That was kind of an odd conversation. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My husband and I 'discuss' it way better than you do.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> laughup <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
omg, it's been like 3 minutes since I read this post and I'm still laughing!!!!
 

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By the way, my mother insists I said my first word at 6.5 months.<br><br><br>
If she isn't lying thru her teeth, I'll eat my mom jeans. She has a way of slowwwwlly exaggerating things until even she believes them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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DD1 walked at 8.5 months. DS said his first word around 6 months. I wouldn't wish either on anyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Seriously, who HOPES for a kid to start walking and talking early? That's just more work for the parent--babyproofing, putting up gates, having to get up to chase them, "no honey, sh!t isn't a good word", etc. I'm hoping DD2 doesn't walk or talk until she's at least a year old, maybe even later.
 
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