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15 months, cute
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The perpetrator was a 40 yr old caucasian male

I've always been impressed how in cop shows they can tell the age of a random person. The really amazing thing is that they do this without cutting them in half and counting the rings.

Today, after getting picked up at my bus, a father walked by with an infant. I looked at H and said, "6 months?", she agreed.

Before having one myself... I was useless at aging a child.

I'd ask, "So how old is he? 3 yrs"
"No Andrei, she's 9 months"
"Oh.""

"Okay, so she's like 5 right?"
"no, I'm 10"

Now... oh, now... Now I know what physical milestones occur to the month. I know when the head is likely to be up unsupported. I know when certain levels of motor control occur. Now granted, I've learned this not only from having a recently acquired model of my own. But because having one of these devices seems to give you every right to invade in every other parent's life with the obnoxious question, "Ooh, How old"

I think the question is designed solely to give a parent a warm fuzzy about their own child's developmental progress.

Yes... my new super power. Telling the age of a toddler or infant without cutting them in half and counting the rings.

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"I'd ask, "So how old is he? 3 yrs"
"No Andrei, she's 9 months"
"Oh.""

Missed the gender too? ;-)

I was that bad with children

don't worry. It gets harder again when they hit "pre-school age". :)

That's a much easier practice when the kid is built like they ought to be at any given age. Try having three kids that run ahead of their peers. *Isaac is mistaken for a six-year-old, people think Becky is four, and Kaely has gotten aged at six months old on a few occasions already. Developmentally they're all about average, except that they're more well-spoken, which throws people off. It's mostly just that they're all so darned tall.

*Isaac - nearly-five, Becky - just-three, Kaely - three months

What you'll find interesting is that you can usually tell age very well within your won race only, or if you grew up mostly with another race. Also, people can tell people apart rarely from races they are not normally surrounded by. Hence why witnesses can rarely identify someone from another race correctly if they normally aren't socially around said race.

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