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Parents of older children - how old were your dc when they overtook you in height?

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Miaou Thu 23-Aug-07 13:37:29



dd1 is 10. She is currently about 5 inches shorter than me, but if she continues to grow at this rate she will be taller than me this time next year

Dh and I are taking bets on when she will be taller than him

(we are not tall - I'm 5'2" and dh is 5'7" - dd1 takes after other members of the family!)

Desiderata Thu 23-Aug-07 13:56:42

DH's second son has just overtaken him in height, and he's fifteen! <DH isn't exactly short, either>

TheQueenOfQuotes Thu 23-Aug-07 13:58:53

The rate DS1 is going (7 in a few weeks time) we'll be lucky if he makes it to 8/9yrs old before he's taller than me......and I don't think DS2 (4 in November) will be far behind him as he's quickly catching DS1 up

OrmIrian Thu 23-Aug-07 14:00:43

Well not there yet but DS#1 is at my shoulder now. He's 10. I'm 5'11". The way his growth spurts happen he'll overtake me within the next year or so .

Miaou Thu 23-Aug-07 14:39:34

Argh! No hope for me then

In ten years' time I will be the smallest person in my household, I can see it now

mummytoamonkey Thu 23-Aug-07 20:27:33

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southeastastra Thu 23-Aug-07 20:28:41

my son is nearly 14 and getting taller by the day and his voice is getting deeper. it's scary!!!

Idobelieveinfairies Thu 23-Aug-07 21:27:54

my dd is 14 and just crept ahead of me. I am 5'6..she must be 5'6 and a tiny winy bit now.

Dp is 6'3 so i know i am going to be the shortest...( i'll be the best hide n seeker tho)

elasticbandstand Thu 23-Aug-07 21:29:12

ds is 12 and taller than my 5 foot4, i think i will be the smallest..

fizzbuzz Thu 23-Aug-07 22:10:30

I,m 5ft 8", and ds overtoook me a few months ago when he turned 13.

He is at least 5ft 10, and takes a size 12 shoe, as well as wearing mens clothes.

Why do I have to pay VAT on them eh Gordon?

CarGirl Thu 23-Aug-07 22:13:43

I've worked out that dd2 will be my height when she is 11ish as she is very tall and I'm completely short, it's quite scarey

AttilaTheMum Thu 23-Aug-07 22:18:46

DD was about 12, DS was later, as he's always been short for his age - he was about 14, so they actually both caught me up at the same time. I am now the shortest person in the family.
There are plenty of Year 6s at the school where I work who are taller than me (5'2"), and even some Year 5s - mostly the girls.

McEdam Thu 23-Aug-07 22:23:29

Ds just four and has grown an inch and a half over the summer hols. At this rate he'll be taller than me by the time he's seven! He needs new shoes and I'm expecting to have to get size 11s...

TheDuchessOfNorksBride Thu 23-Aug-07 22:33:53

My brother and brother-in-law were seriously boot-faced last Christmas as both my 15yo nephews had reached 6ft and 6ft 2" respectively. Thus making them taller than their daddies! And which EVERYONE kept pointing out. Again and again and again.

Califrau Thu 23-Aug-07 22:35:46

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scienceteacher Thu 23-Aug-07 22:37:18

DS is 15 and taller than me. Happened within the last 6mo.

christywhisty Fri 24-Aug-07 09:52:38

DS is 11 and just passed me at 5'2. He was measured at the hospital this week at 161cm. DH is 6'2 so he has long way to go to catch him up.

DD is 9 and 138cm so a little way to go to catch up

hennipenni Fri 24-Aug-07 18:21:34

DD is 12 and is a couple of inches shorter than me (I'm 5'7") she is currently sleeping lots and never has enough to eat so I think another growth spurt is on it's way. DD (10) is currently only 3 inches bigger than DD(6).

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