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My DD has recently been saying things that are really cool, but sort of starting to freak me out a bit...<br><br>
She'll perk up and make a comment that is way too mature for her...like out of the blue telling Grandma that she'll need a ladder to put up her awning...then go back to whatever she was doing.<br><br>
We've always thought since birth that she was an 'old soul' but tonight, I think she proved it. She was playing out on the porch, popped her head in and said:<br><br>
"last time I was little, I lived in a red house on a hill" Then as my jaw was hanging open, she went back to playing with her sand table. When I questioned her about it later, (within the hour) she looked at me like she had no idea what I was talking about.<br><br>
Anyone have any idea what this all means? Anyone else dealing with something like this?
 

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sounds like you've got an amazing daughter!
 

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i was showing my dd pics from her birth and she asked "where is pam?". pam is my best friend who was behind the camera taking the pictures. she does stuff like that a lot. she feels like an old soul too. the baby inside me now does not at all.
 

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I've had similar comments from my boy. Really detailed stuff about riding on a horse, wearing a long red coat, and having a "big bird with strings on his feet." (This is over several conversations.) We asked him when he did this and he said, "on the hunt." So, as far as we can tell, he was a falconer at some point a LOOONG time ago (falconry hasn't been in for a while on the hunt, hehe).<br><br>
I've heard that as the brain develops during early childhood, it masks the soul's memories. Get as much info as you can now, this stuff is gold. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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my now 8 yr old is like this. when he wa slittle, i had heard that if you ask a child under three if htey remember being born, they can talk about it, so i asked,and he said" i didn't want to come out but they dr made me, and then he put the round circle on my belly and it was cold" ia ssume he emantthe stethascope.<br><br>
when he was 6 monthd old, my mil passed away. he was always an amazing sleeper, i mean slept through the night at 10 weekss, and took 3 hour naps. he woke up screaming almost inconsolibley, and when we finally got him back down at about 3am, the phone rang and it was the call that she had passed.<br>
oe time we were looking at a library book that he had never read before, and he said" there is a chicken on the next page" lo and behold he was right. it really blows my mind.
 

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These threads are so cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
The other day my toddler spat out: "I LOVE coffee!" Um, darling, you've never had coffee. LOL<br><br>
She also pointed to the salsa in the grocery store and said: "I like!" Maybe a foodie in a previous life? :p
 

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We have a family friend (now in her 20s) who, as a kiddo of maybe 3 y.o., told long complicated stories about how when she used to be in the merchant marines she smoked green tea...Now, where on earth would she have gotten THAT at her age?!
 

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this fascinates me . . . when my sister was 3, she would talk about when she was a boy in France.<br><br>
And I've always noticed an eerie wisdom in my baby's eyes - the older he gets, the less I see it - but when he was an infant, it was quite strong.
 

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My son has asked where is John? This is my deceased uncle, whom he's never met & We don't talk about that often. So I was quite surprised when he started asking questions. There are no other Johns in our family, neighborhood.
 

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my mom said my older cousin (hes like 8 years older than me or so) used to do this when he was 2-ish. he talked about his family (he was the dad) and his farm, and all kinds of stuff in very clear detail
 

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i know alot of people believe that children are born into this world knowing everything and they gradually forget. sometimes i stare into my babies eyes and just wonder who is and where she's been.
 

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I'm glad I'm not alone<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I also forgot one other thing that was really strange...When DD was about 1.5, she got this HUGE boy doll. It is almost as big as she was, we asked her what his name was one day and she said "Shenny"...now, what is wierd about that, is that was her grandfather's name...he passed away 4 years before she was born and had never been referred to by his name in front in front of her...his actual name is rarely mentioned if at all..Totally freaked grandma out!!!
 

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My little sis used to be like that. When she was 3 she told my mom who was pg with another sis "my other mother died when she gave birth to me" just totally matter of fact. When she was 2 she told my mom all about her tribe and hunting and buffalo and animal skins. It was so bizarre.
 

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My brother used to tell my mother about his life when he had a different mommy and he had a different name. Once she took him on vacation with her someplace, and he knew the area. He started describing where local stores were accurately. He was only three at the time.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My brother used to tell my mother about his life when he had a different mommy and he had a different name. Once she took him on vacation with her someplace, and he knew the area. He started describing where local stores were accurately. He was only three at the time.</div>
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Okay, this just gave me goosebumps all over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"> That's just....whoa.<br><br>
I know DD saw angels when she was tiny (under a year). I feel very different with this pregnancy. I'm more calm about the pregnancy so I'm wondering how this babe will be.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, this just gave me goosebumps all over. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"> That's just....whoa.<br><br>
I know DD saw angels when she was tiny (under a year). I feel very different with this pregnancy. I'm more calm about the pregnancy so I'm wondering how this babe will be.<br><br>
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See dd doesnt say anything about past lives but she does see spirits. When she was 16 months i lost #2. About 3 months before this happened she had just started asking to sleep in the crib instead of our bed. So we cleared out the crib (it had never been slept in) and let her sleep there. Well one night a few days after the mc she kept screaming and pointing TERRIFIED about her "sick sister" and "bad sister" in the corner of her room. It gave me chills. She would not sleep in the crib again (heh and is still in our bed) or even go in that room for a month.<br><br>
I had the mc at home and dh buried the baby under a new tree we bought just for this baby. DD wasnt here for any of this. That night when my dad brought her back home she pointed to the tree and said "sister lives there."<br>
She still calls it her "sister tree" and sometimes we will find her looking out the window talking to her sister.
 

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My oldest just stopped doing this when she was 5.<br><br>
She told me one day that I was a good Mommy, and that she remembered being a Mom and having to fly across the ocean to get here with her 3 children.<br><br>
I think that the "window" has closed for a while now though. New stage of development and all.
 

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When my oldest son was 2 1/2 I was pregnant with my 2nd ds and he told me one day that he remembered being in my tummy and that is was dark, and he would just spend all day floating around. Now we had never discussed what it was like in my tummy for him to had overheard anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: but I always thought that is was so cool that he remembered. He's also has seen spirits from the time he was very little, nearly everyday up until about a year or so ago. He's 9 now and I think it's a little sad that he doesn't see them anymore. He use to talk about the "Black Man" that lived in our house and moved really fast through the walls, there was a "man" who use to sit on top of the refrigerator and just look at my son playing, once we went camping and he was staring at a big rock right next to our site, he said he saw an old fisherman sitting there and could describe exactly what he looked like from his straw hat to his overalls.<br>
My 2nd ds has never really mentioned anything like this except for the afternoon I would go into labor with my 3rd ds. We were out running some errands and he mentioned that he wanted the angels to go away because he didn't want them get him. Well of course I was a little concerned and later that night when Caeden was born and he wasn't breathing I completely freaked out. He was okay in a few minutes, but those few minutes felt like a lifetime. I love that kids just seem to "know things" but hate that it seems to go away as they get older. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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This is such a cool thread. Kind of reminds me of that book, The Past Lives of Children. I wish I remembered mine. DS is too young to speak in coherent sentences still, but sometimes I can just see his soul watching me through those eyes, if that makes sense.<br><br>
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