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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7035 on: February 13, 2013, 09:59:08 AM »
That is so true it can be shocking.  At a family gathering we saw 'Timmy' at 14.  He was, to be honest, a short, round child.  Two years later, when we next saw him, he had turned into a tall, well-built young man.  If we saw him on the street, we wouldn't have recognized him. 

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7036 on: February 13, 2013, 11:14:16 AM »
That is so true it can be shocking.  At a family gathering we saw 'Timmy' at 14.  He was, to be honest, a short, round child.  Two years later, when we next saw him, he had turned into a tall, well-built young man.  If we saw him on the street, we wouldn't have recognized him. 

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7037 on: February 13, 2013, 11:18:25 AM »
That is so true it can be shocking.  At a family gathering we saw 'Timmy' at 14.  He was, to be honest, a short, round child.  Two years later, when we next saw him, he had turned into a tall, well-built young man.  If we saw him on the street, we wouldn't have recognized him. 

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7038 on: February 13, 2013, 11:20:22 AM »
That is so true it can be shocking.  At a family gathering we saw 'Timmy' at 14.  He was, to be honest, a short, round child.  Two years later, when we next saw him, he had turned into a tall, well-built young man.  If we saw him on the street, we wouldn't have recognized him. 

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7039 on: February 13, 2013, 11:59:13 AM »
My nephew was born 3 months after my daughter, and they are now both 12 y/o. We saw nephew this weekend, and I commented to my husband later on the significant height difference (my daughter is nearly 8 inches taller than he is). My husband rolled his eyes and informed me, "well, nephew is only in 6th grade, not 7th like daughter. Of course, he isn't as tall." It took him awhile to grasp the concept that one year apart in school does not mean one year apart in age.

Your husband»s comment aside, your nephew still has a chance. One of my friends in 6/7th grade was a guy, also about three months younger than me. At that point, I was a few inches taller than him. Now that we’re adults I’m still that towering 5'3" ;) , and he’s 6'6". Certainly makes my neck hurt, but not my brain so much any more.

If you look at a group of 7-8-9 graders, you'll notice that in general the girls are taller than the boys. Boys get their growth later, most starting about 10th grade. My brother and my high school boyfriend didn't get their last growth spurt until they were Freshmen in college.

These are generalizations, the most common appearances. Remember, there is 364 days between the oldest 8th grader and youngest 8th grader, but only one day between the oldest 8th grader and the youngest 9th grader. A lot can happen in a year!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7040 on: February 13, 2013, 12:08:38 PM »
Oh man, he sure grew up well didn't he?  I adore Neville Longbottom. :)

DH is only 4 months older than me but graduated hs a year before I did, as he's a July baby and I'm a November baby that was held back in kindergarten because it was decided I wasn't ready for first grade.  Course now you have to be 5 by the beginning of September anyway to start Kindergarten so it's not so odd as it was then. 

When my older two were toddlers we got a lot of "Are they twins?" which I could see since there wasn't much difference in height, they do look quite a bit alike with similar faces, complexions and both towheads (at the time anyway). 

But what kind of made my brain hurt was when they were attending the same school, one in 4th the other in 2nd grades and they still got "Oh, are you two twins?" Um no..they're not even in the same grade, whereas twins (normally) would be.   Given the setup of elementary schools and how classes of the same grade will do some things together and switch classes for certain subjects, you'd think they'd notice that they never saw the other brother. Course perhaps the brain hurt was on the other side as well, with people wondering "If they're twins, why aren't they in the same grade?"

Even now they're about the same height and weight with the eldest being just a bit taller.   Once the middle child said "But we don't even have the same eye color!" I pointed out that his grandfather and great-uncle, who are twins, don't have the same eye color either.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7041 on: February 13, 2013, 12:14:37 PM »
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7042 on: February 13, 2013, 12:47:20 PM »
Piratelvr1121, I wonder what the school district would do if you did have twins, with the first born at 23:58 on August 31st and the second born at 12:05 on September 1st?  Would the August 31st baby start school a year earlier than the September 1st baby?
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7043 on: February 13, 2013, 12:51:51 PM »
Piratelvr1121, I wonder what the school district would do if you did have twins, with the first born at 23:58 on August 31st and the second born at 12:05 on September 1st?  Would the August 31st baby start school a year earlier than the September 1st baby?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7044 on: February 13, 2013, 01:39:31 PM »
Piratelvr1121, I wonder what the school district would do if you did have twins, with the first born at 23:58 on August 31st and the second born at 12:05 on September 1st?  Would the August 31st baby start school a year earlier than the September 1st baby?

OW!  Ow! You made my brain hurt!
This made me curious about how common it is to have twins with different birthdays and just did a Google search and happened upon an article that said there were 3 sets of twins born this pass New Years in separate years in the US.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7045 on: February 13, 2013, 02:27:30 PM »
One of my master teachers always said that Grade 8 is the hardest year on teens - half of them have turned into almost-adults, and the other half still look like little kids, and tend to get treated that way. Growth spurts are so unpredictable.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7046 on: February 13, 2013, 03:27:43 PM »
Piratelvr1121, I wonder what the school district would do if you did have twins, with the first born at 23:58 on August 31st and the second born at 12:05 on September 1st?  Would the August 31st baby start school a year earlier than the September 1st baby?

OW!  Ow! You made my brain hurt!
This made me curious about how common it is to have twins with different birthdays and just did a Google search and happened upon an article that said there were 3 sets of twins born this pass New Years in separate years in the US.

Most likely they would both start school a year later, but I think the parents would have the option to decide, based on the maturity level of the kids.

I once knew a set of twins who were born in different states! They were born in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. The city bordered the state line, and one was born on each side of the line.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7047 on: February 13, 2013, 03:35:05 PM »
Piratelvr1121, I wonder what the school district would do if you did have twins, with the first born at 23:58 on August 31st and the second born at 12:05 on September 1st?  Would the August 31st baby start school a year earlier than the September 1st baby?

OW!  Ow! You made my brain hurt!

It happened in the UK in 2008, and yes they were expected to be different year groups.  I can only find news reports from the time of the birth, so I don't know how it was resolved.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7048 on: February 13, 2013, 04:54:10 PM »
I've been having a rash of brain hurty conversations lately. The weird thing is these usually happen via text, so I know that I'm not being misheard. The first conversation was with a friend on Sunday:

Me: So, do you want to hang out later or not in the mood for company?
Him: I'm busy right now, could we do later?
Me: Um... I was asking about later. Not now.
Him: Yeah, I can't do now, so later would be better.

And then yesterday I was texting my mother about what soup she wanted to split for lunch:

Me: So there's chicken and quinoa with poblano peppers or Moraccan chicken with chickpeas. Which do you prefer?
Mom: I'll try the one with the chicken.
Me: You realize they both have chicken, right?
Mom: Oh...

And no, she wasn't making a joke, she honestly missed the fact that they both had chicken. Neither one is actually a big deal, but it does kind of bug me...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7049 on: February 13, 2013, 06:53:31 PM »
One of my master teachers always said that Grade 8 is the hardest year on teens - half of them have turned into almost-adults, and the other half still look like little kids, and tend to get treated that way. Growth spurts are so unpredictable.
Grandson #2 got his growth spurt early, and is one of the largest kids in the 8th grade.  He is having a lot of trouble in school because of it.  He says half the boys want to fight him, to prove that they aren't cowards, and the other half want him to beat someone up for them.

It doesn't help that for the past 2 years, Grandson #2 has been significantly taller than Grandson #1, who is older by 7 months.
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