In my other thread, Help, my son is a computer geek, Opalcat said that her son is not yet fully potty trained at the age of four. My son didn’t get out of diapers until he was well past three and couldn’t (wouldn’t?) talk until then, either. In fact, most of the little boys I know followed the same schedule, while the little girls were pretty much dry & chatting away by 2 1/2.
All of my parenting books say that boys will do these things about 2 months behind girls, on average. Seems more like 2 years to me! Is this 2 month figure some kind of conspiracy to make mothers of boys feel inadequate? Or are we just reporting inaccurate information to who ever collects this data because we are too ashamed to share the truth? Please share your anecdotes, WAGs, whatever!
BTW, I didn’t know if this belonged in General Questions, but it felt more like MPSIMS to me, so that’s where I’m sticking it.
“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein