I have had thirty years to practice my life skills. Abbey has had just two years. And yet, there are some things she is much better at already...
Let's start off with the really embarrassing one. I admit, I
Abbey has a very logical mind, and puzzles are one of her favourite things. She'll look at a puzzle and figure it out, having it completed in record time. Me? I might play around with the edge pieces, vaguely look at the other bits, and then find an excuse to do something else. (And yes, I'm talking about toddler puzzles here.)
Well, she can't actually do this. But she does do a much better job of looking funny whilst trying, as opposed to just completely uncoordinated and ridiculous.
Falling is all about the landing, something I never quite cottoned on to as a kid - or as an adult. I am known for moving my hands out of the way when I fall over... and landing on my face instead. Abbey is smarter, and puts her hands out to stop her fall.
I have a shocking memory. I'll read a book for the twentieth time and still wonder what happens at the end. (I might have blogged about this before, but I can't really remember. Boom-tish.) Abbey, meanwhile, seems to have photographic recall over every single detail of her life thus far.
At age two, my daughter tells me how to use my iPhone - "No, Mummy, like this." I guess that's what happens when one generation grew up excited that their family got a VCR at some point during mid-childhood, and the other has been exposed to computers and mobile devices since birth.
There are lots more things, but for the sake of my reputation let's leave it there!
What things is your child better at than you?