That’s Pretty Old

Published 17 years, 6 months past

“Daddy, what old is Bear?”

“Do you mean how old is Bear?”

How old is Bear, yes.”

“I don’t know, sweetie.  How old do you think he is?”

“Sixty two.”

“Sixty two?”


“Oh, he’s sixty one, not sixty two?”

No.  Bear is sixty two one.”

“Sixty two one.”


Honestly, the most impressive thing is that she knows any numbers above fiveteen.

Comments (14)

  1. :-)

  2. My daughter has started saying made-up prices out loud while shopping. I’ll be pushing her in the trolley and she’ll pick up a toothbrush or something, looks at the label and says “sixty pounds, too expensive!” and puts it back, kids say the weirdest things and for some reason its always sixty pounds (GBP) as well.

  3. Very cute. How old is “she”?

  4. Now let’s not go forgetting ‘eleventy squillion’, which comes right after you’ve run through the twenties & thirties a couple of times (or so my four year old tells me).

  5. My oldest daughter applied the number 20 to many things for awhile (20 dollars, 20 minutes, 20 this, 20 that). It’s fascinating to see how the thought processes of little kids develop.

  6. My three-year-old used to refer to the day before today as “lasterday.” :)

  7. That brought a smile to my face. My almost-3-year-old daughter counts well up to 13….at which point, she gets stuck bouncing back and forth between 13 and 18.

    “11, 12, 13, 18, 13, 18, 13, 18…”

  8. Sounds like your daughter is stuck in an endless loop, there, Sherri. Sure she’s properly configured? ;-)

  9. Sherri, Asbjørn is right. If you get your daughter a brother, he will happily reconfigure her…

  10. Hello I’m 26 years olds and when I need to say a random number I allways use 27 or multiples (270 2700 27000 270000 …) depending on the scale of the problem :)

  11. I have a niece who is not twenty one, but twenteen. So she says.

  12. On Alberts comment, if I’m ever asked for a figure and haven’t a clue my “plucked random” is always 12, no multiples or factors of ten. Always 12. As an aside I have a vivid memory of myself and friends in the very early seventies (so I was about 5 or 6 years old) always using dollars as our currency, no suprise as the UK was moving from £sd to decimal currency at the time.

  13. This made me smile. Today, on the way back from an outing with my sister’s children she looks after (as a nanny), I was chatting to an animated three-year-old who was obsessed by the number “30”. Thirty miles, thirty pounds, thirty feet tall.

  14. My 5 year old son: Mum, how old am I?
    Me: You’re five.
    5YO: No, I’m four.
    Me: No, you’re five – you just turned five a few weeks ago
    5YO: No, I’m ….. ten!
    Me: Then how old is dad?
    5YO: He’s one.

    Me (silently) Well, that explains a few things then…

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