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Age Classification according to Ethan

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This is how Ethan classifies age and age groups.  According to Ethan:

  • At the age of 0 years, you are considered a baby.
  • At the age of 1 year old, you are considered a small toddler.
  • At the age of 2 years, you are a medium toddler.
  • At the age of 3 years, you are a small kid.
  • At the age of 4 years, you are a medium kid.
  • At the age of 5 years, you are a BIG kid.
  • You remain a BIG kid from 6, 7, and so on until you attain the age of 12.
  • At the age of 13, you are a small teenager.
  • At the age of 14, you are a medium teenager.
  • At the age of 15, you are a BIG teenager.
  • You remain a BIG teenager until the age of 19.
  • When you hit 20 years old, you become a small adult.
  • At the age of 21, you are a medium adult.
  • At the age of 22, you are a BIG adult.
  • You remain a BIG adult until you get married and have kids.
  • As soon as you have kids, you become either a Daddy or Mommy.
  • And when those kids grow up and have their own kids, then you move on to become Grandpa or Grandma.
  1. Argentinadog’s avatar

    Hahaha…yeah, I remember Ethan telling it to me with real conviction! 😀

    Joyce says: Yes, he’s added the small, medium and big bits now! 😀

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  2. Codi Preston D.’s avatar

    Interesting to see a little boy groups together age groups.

    He is pretty smart, obviously, but then there are room for exceptions.

    I happen to be chronologically 35 years old (I just turned 35 on May
    8th), but I happen to also have moderate to high functioning Classic
    Autism. I also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),
    and Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which comes with Autism
    about 99% of the time. I also have been diagnosed with emotional
    and social immaturity. That being said, it is very real when I say that
    I function, emotionally and socially, at the level of a 4 1/2 to 5 1/2
    year old. I’ve been to college and graduated, so obviously intellectually
    I’m okay, but when it comes to social understanding and emotional
    maturity, I’m like a 4 or 5 year old. I love Teletubbies, Barney, Care
    Bears (at least, the 1980s version), Arthur, Wimzie’s House, and
    Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear (I have recently gotten really obsessed
    with Little Bear and have gotten a lot of the Little Bear DVDs). So
    while Ethan may be right about age groups in general, Joyce, that
    doesn’t apply to people who happen to be developmentally disabled
    or intellectually handicapped. I volunteer with preschoolers 3-5 years
    old at my local library on Thursdays, and my librarian friend Lauren
    reads the children stories, and then we do dances such as the Chicken
    Dance, Five Little Monkeys Swinging From A Tree (that’s the one with
    the alligator snapping off one monkey at a time), Lucky Ladybug (which
    is a 1958 song by Billy and Lillie that I introduced to the library), Peanut
    Peanut Butter and Jelly. We also do a lot of oldies because my children’s
    librarian friend loves oldies, as do I, and we’ve done “Rock’In Robin”
    by Bobby Day, “Whole Lot of Shakin Going On” by Jerry Lee Lewis,
    “Everyday” by Buddy Holly, “Willie and the Hand Jive” by the Johnny
    Otis Show, etc. The best one is “Peanut, Peanut Butter, and Jelly”
    though because the higher I jump up when the kids jump while singing
    “Jelly”, the higher they jump up. I really rile the kids up, I really do!!
    I put so much enthusiasm and effort into Preschooler Storytime, it takes
    away my energy. When I don’t show up, which is seldom, the kids are
    nowhere near as enthusiastic, and one time both my librarian friend and
    I were sick and another librarian took over. The children were just
    totally demoralized and unenthusiastic, and very confused and
    had totally no direction or purpose!! LOL, haha.

    But even in that group, it’s very clear that most of the 3 to 5 year olds
    think and understand that I am just basically, an overgrown preschooler.
    My attention span is about the level of a 4 year old too, meaning I
    am unable to concentrate for more than 20 minutes at a time, and that’s
    also partly why I cannot hold a job. I’ve tried, I’ve had quite a few jobs,
    but I never lasted more than 3 months at any one of them. You don’t
    need to know the word “Autism” to realize that I am developmentally
    disabled. You can tell by how I act and how I view the world. Little
    kids might not know what Autism means, but they DO know that
    their parents are adults and act like them, and I certainly do not act
    like a typical adult. I can’t count myself to even act like an adult, I
    seriously act like a 4 year old all of a sudden without even knowing it.

    So, I’m just saying there are exceptions to his chart. I’ve had a friendly
    6 year old (he’s now 12 years old) tell me “You’re just like a big baby.
    And you are 19!!”. Nice guess, I was 30 at the time. I am 35, chronologically, but even from the outside, I look like I’m 22 or 21 years
    old, partly because I’m Chinese American (but VERY Americanized, by
    the way). Some adults even think I’m 17 or 18!!! I get carded at
    restaurants most of the time when I even want to get so little as a
    margarita!!! Oh well, I guess I’ll look like Dick Clark of American Bandstand
    fame when I get to 70, then I will get the final laugh!! Haha.

    I wish I was much shorter though, like the height of a 4 year old, so
    people wouldn’t look at me strange when I behave like a 4 year old.
    I get excited about all the little details. I’ll be jumping up and down if
    I even get a map in the mail (I collect street maps, I have 1,200 maps
    in my collection) or if I get a 45 rpm record!!! Or a Care Bears watch!
    Most adults would think “big deal”, probably.

    And by the way, is your son Chinese? He looks like it!!

    Take care

    Warm regards
    Codi Preston from the South San Francisco Bay Area, California
    preston1632@yahoo.com

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