The first page of this thread literally had me rolling in laughter. I really needed that today - thanks!
Very small contribution. The owner/barista at a new little coffee shop near my office is very friendly, and was chatting to me about kids etc as he makes my coffee. He knows my son is 2.5 and my daughter is 11 months. At one point in conversation I referred to "the baby" meaning my daughter, and he half jokingly said that they're both babies, I said no my son is a big boy etc. Anyway, I don't recall exactly how the conversation unfolded but he said "Is he walking yet?" and in absolute disbelief I exclaimed way too loudly and indignantly "My 2.5 year old??!" because I could not believe that anybody would believe that a 2.5yr old wasn't walking yet, unless there was some kind of physical disability or significant developmental delay, and actually my 2.5yr old is quite advanced for his age dontcha know! ....Yeah, he meant the baby. I'm not sure if I misheard "he" or if he just mixed the pronouns up. Cleared up immediately but still no idea why I was fixated on the toddler - I guess because he had already insisted that my big boy was a baby!