I know that the growth charts in the 'Blue Book' are averages collected over the years, and I know that they are probably out of date, but the difference between 'average' heights and my kids is startling!
In December (when they were last measured) they were both on the 97th percentile line for their age. They have been there their whole lives.
Ardyn was the height of an 'average' 7 and a half year old girl at 6, and Bailey the height of an 'average' 4 and a half year old at not even 3 and a half.
I'd like to know where all of these 'average' girls are, because it's not as if they are towering over the girls at their schools.
I think that the "Department" needs to address these charts, as they have to be wrong. We can not all have children WELL above 'average'.
What made me even think about it is the rate at which they are growing at the moment.
Ardyn had a mufty day at school this week, and I had trouble finding anything appropriate (it's been a bit cooler in the morning these days) that would fit her!
She's long enough for a Size 8, but around the waist she still fits into a 5 or 6. That's why dresses are good. But in this cooler weather, I have trouble getting pants to fit her.
Bailey is just as thin, but longer in the body, so I'm finding her growing out of Size 4 tops. Size 4 pants still seem okay.
Time to hit the shops I think.
Any excuse to shop......... hehe.