Baby talk is all about women, or perhaps first time mothers who insist on referring to their kids ages in the term of months. I mean the ones who say, “my baby is 20 months” (sorry Elsa!) “oh she’s 31 months” “he’ll be 26 months in a week” Hello? what is up with the months thing!? When my kid turned one, I was saying he was one even when he was almost 2! I hated saying he was one and a half or 19 months. What? Did I miss that memo that I had to speak in ‘months? Or perhaps I was too lazy to monitor my calendar to see how many months had gone by to identify my baby’s age.
Hmm, do I sound like I’m complaining? I hope not. My issue with the month thing is that when I ask someone how old their baby is they would respond in months, then I would have to sit there calculating in my mind how old the child really is. Why do that to me? Please just say he or she is 1 or 2 years old. Could you imagine someone saying “oh she’s 60 months”. Really? Honestly now. I would tell you how old I am but I was too tired to sit with pen and paper and calculate how many months I am..LOL.
I would go into my other pet peeve where women refer to their child as ‘the baby’ and meanwhile in walks a full-grown kid, almost twelve years old…Goodness, the pain of it all. Am I missing a ‘mommy gene’? Because I don’t get it, really I don’t.