A Greensborough mother has finally started referring to her daughter’s age in years instead of months, much to the relief of her family and friends. Rebecca Crane made the brave move last week after her daughter reached the ripe old age of 40 months.

Without her knowing, many of Crane’s friends had started talking behind her back about her odd habit, with most growing tired of having to tackle their 12 times tables every time they caught up with her for play dates. Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Crane said, “I persisted right through her 30s, but when she got to 40 I just thought, ‘what are you doing Rebecca?’ The people asking are just after an estimate. And most of the time they’re only asking out of politeness.”

Despite knowing that she had ultimates made the right decision, Crane also said that old habits were dying hard. She said, “It has actually been quite difficult. I’m just so used to equating everything in months. But I’m slowing coming around to just saying ‘she’s three and a bit’.”