When my daughter was one, I met a mum with a daughter the same age. Both our girls were pretty verbal kids, so they got along famously. The mum was very enthusiastic about how advanced her daughter was, she clearly loved her kid, and told me that her daughter had walked soooooo early... 10 months! DD walked at 10 months too, but I just smiled and said, "Wow you must have been excited!"
She was a single mum who was pretty isolated socially from other mums. I guess I could have taken her as ultra competitive, she said the word "advanced" to describe her daughter about 50 times, but I honestly think she was just lonely and had nobody to talk to about all this stuff. And for all I know, her daughter WAS advanced. She didn't seem it, tbh she seemed pretty on par with my DD, but hey, I am no professional! She wasn't b!tchy about it though, she just seemed genuinely in love with her little girl.
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04-03-2013 20:05 #61
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05-03-2013 08:53 #62
Certainly agree that it's not always competitive, but people being genuinely excited.
That said, discussing it with my partner he admitted to feeling competitive when it comes to our 5 month old He said he has no idea WHY, but it makes him happy when she achieves milestones ahead of average/others (not many so far).
I personally don't get it... as long as she's healthy and developing. It drives me nuts when my partner's mum compares our daughter to other babies she knows. Her favourite passtime atm seems to be comparing our daughter to a baby 2 months older, saying that the older baby is SO much more developed and it's because of how she's left with other friends/relatives all the time. In case you're wondering, no... our daughter hasn't yet been left on her own with her grandmother :P
05-03-2013 09:48 #63
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