It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Two Children, One Activity…

Completely different results.

Little miss “gets it”.

Little man doesn’t.

Both of them smart as can be. Guess which one is eight months older??

March 27, 2007 - Posted by | Developmental stuff, individuality


  1. I guess Little Man?

    Comment by Tater and Tot | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  2. Are they matching the tiles to a picture underneath? If so I pick the little girl (who I’m guessing is Malli) as being older than the boy (Nigel?). That matching skills comes along far between two and three! B decided he was going to “test” K yesterday, imagine his shock when she matched every single picture of her new puzzle (I knew it was going to happen – he doesn’t always remember that K is four and not a “baby” anymore!)

    Comment by Angela | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  3. Bwah-ha. See, the thing about writing is there’s no tone of voice to guide and direct. My question was entirely rhetorical, and the correct answer is indeed the obvious one. Sorry to confuse!

    (Or maybe I’ve misread the tone of voice, and T&T was being facaetious?)

    Malli and Nigel it is, yes indeed.

    Comment by MaryP | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  4. I’m guessing she’s older – not only for the skill, but her hands look less like chubby baby hands.

    Comment by kittenpie | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  5. Clare has those blocks too. When she first got them she got very frustrated by trying to copy the pictures without putting the tiles right on top of the pictures.

    Comment by Darren a/k/a Clare's Dad | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  6. okay, she may be older, but he’s clearly got that “stick it to the man” attitude he’ll need to survive in a dog-eat-dog world. he’s like a mini jackson pollack. 😛

    Comment by lara | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  7. Nigel knows what he’s doing, he just doesn’t want anyone telling what to create with the blocks.

    Comment by mamacita tina | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  8. No, no, I’m not being facaetious, I just thought maybe it was a trick question! Like my grandaddy always said “that’s what you get for thinking!”

    Comment by Tater and Tot | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  9. That really is funny! I love puzzles!

    Comment by Jerri Ann | March 27, 2007 | Reply

  10. oh I used to have those little shapes!!! That has taken me back to my childhood, have you ever done that, seen a toy that you havnt seen in decades and some part of your memory lights up and says “thats mine!” my mum was sorting out the loft and found my pram rattle, well a sort of string thing with plstic shapes attached and a tupperware shape sorter and I recognised it instantly! In fact, my kids and my litte’uns play with my tupperware bricks, 30 years old and still in great condition!

    Comment by jenny uk | March 28, 2007 | Reply

  11. Mstr A has only just realised pictures can represent something. Now he draws lovely pictures of trees and flowers and rainbows. At least by waiting till he was 6, I can recognise what the things are easily:-) I’m not so good when LMB shows me her pictures, wich also obviously represent something! LMD still just likes to scribble:-)

    Comment by juggling mother | March 28, 2007 | Reply

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