What is it with other people’s children? Why do they grow up so much faster than yours?
“What’s Maisie now?” you say to a friend you haven’t seen for a while – as you feel remarkably smug at remembering the child’s name. “She must be nearly ready to start school.”
It’s the same with pregnancies. Jane’s pregnancies lasted for about two years. Everyone else is pregnant for three months.
“How’s Claire doing? The baby must be due in a couple of months?”
“Leo’s six months. He’s just started crawling.”
So I wasn’t going to make that mistake when I ‘talked’ to my pal, Frankie – talked meaning Facebook’ed, obviously. [Read more…]