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  • Katerina
    I just received a review for Babies can Teach a Lot of Lessons, that says this: Okay, I know I m reviewing this story when it s clearly finished, and when
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 1, 2008
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      I just received a review for Babies can Teach a Lot of Lessons, that
      says this:

      "Okay, I know I'm reviewing this story when it's clearly finished, and
      when I've only read the first chapter, but you clearly have no clur how
      infant properly act when they're only THREE WEEKS old. THREE WEEKS is
      too young for a baby to be mentally aware of his surroundings. Harry
      would be too young, trust me even THREE MONTHS is too young. (years of
      baby-sitting makes one aware of an infants stage in life) Maybe if you
      started out as Harry being ONE YEARS OLD, then maybe it would be
      believable. BUT THREE WEEKS! It kinda bothers me to read stories that
      don't logically make sense. Honestly, 3 weeks old!"

      To be honest I didn't know how to react to this. I was a bit ticked
      but I burst into laughing. The reason I was ticked a bit is because
      at the very end of the 1st chapter, at the beginning of the second and
      at the beginning third there is this Author Note by me:

      "I know baby Harry is not acting like a normal three-week old is
      supposed to. The way he is acting, is an important plot point"

      *sigh* they never learn, do they?

      Lol I guess you had something like that before. I just wanted to
      share this.

      Katerina aka preety_lady_serenity
    • Moniek Spoor
      LOL yes well - its true people tend to overlook A/Ns. Though, I must admit I did read some fanfics where the kids definitely aren t acting their age at all and
      Message 2 of 8 , Mar 1, 2008
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        LOL yes well - its true people tend to overlook A/Ns.

        Though, I must admit I did read some fanfics where the kids definitely aren't acting their age at all and for no apparent (plot related) reason.

        And did you ever notice that a three week old can look incredibly awake and aware sometimes? :-)
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        From: Katerina
        To: PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 11:26 AM
        Subject: [PotionsandSnitches] Now I laugh at this.


        I just received a review for Babies can Teach a Lot of Lessons, that
        says this:

        "Okay, I know I'm reviewing this story when it's clearly finished, and
        when I've only read the first chapter, but you clearly have no clur how
        infant properly act when they're only THREE WEEKS old. THREE WEEKS is
        too young for a baby to be mentally aware of his surroundings. Harry
        would be too young, trust me even THREE MONTHS is too young. (years of
        baby-sitting makes one aware of an infants stage in life) Maybe if you
        started out as Harry being ONE YEARS OLD, then maybe it would be
        believable. BUT THREE WEEKS! It kinda bothers me to read stories that
        don't logically make sense. Honestly, 3 weeks old!"

        To be honest I didn't know how to react to this. I was a bit ticked
        but I burst into laughing. The reason I was ticked a bit is because
        at the very end of the 1st chapter, at the beginning of the second and
        at the beginning third there is this Author Note by me:

        "I know baby Harry is not acting like a normal three-week old is
        supposed to. The way he is acting, is an important plot point"

        *sigh* they never learn, do they?

        Lol I guess you had something like that before. I just wanted to
        share this.

        Katerina aka preety_lady_serenity





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      • Katerina
        It s a bit irritating nevertheless, since if the given reader would go with the flow, she would have read the reason of this action. I just don t like it when
        Message 3 of 8 , Mar 1, 2008
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          It's a bit irritating nevertheless, since if the given reader would go
          with the flow, she would have read the reason of this action. I just
          don't like it when people make assumptions from the very first chapter
          that the fic will be wrong/bad/borring. I usually give most fics a
          trial reading of three chapters. And one has to admit that there are
          many fics with a good start that might get boring after 10 chapters
          and many fics with a not-so-great start that can become a thrilling fic.

          --- In PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com, "Moniek Spoor"
          <moniekspoor@...> wrote:
          >
          > LOL yes well - its true people tend to overlook A/Ns.
          >
          > Though, I must admit I did read some fanfics where the kids
          definitely aren't acting their age at all and for no apparent (plot
          related) reason.
          >
          > And did you ever notice that a three week old can look incredibly
          awake and aware sometimes? :-)
          > ----- Original Message -----
        • kuehnerp@comcast.net
          My fav part is years of babysitting seems to make her an early childhood specialist. ... From: Katerina ... [Non-text
          Message 4 of 8 , Mar 1, 2008
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            My fav part is "years of babysitting" seems to make her an early childhood specialist.


            -------------- Original message ----------------------
            From: "Katerina" <preety_lady_serenity@...>
            > I just received a review for Babies can Teach a Lot of Lessons, that
            > says this:
            >
            > "Okay, I know I'm reviewing this story when it's clearly finished, and
            > when I've only read the first chapter, but you clearly have no clur how
            > infant properly act when they're only THREE WEEKS old. THREE WEEKS is
            > too young for a baby to be mentally aware of his surroundings. Harry
            > would be too young, trust me even THREE MONTHS is too young. (years of
            > baby-sitting makes one aware of an infants stage in life) Maybe if you
            > started out as Harry being ONE YEARS OLD, then maybe it would be
            > believable. BUT THREE WEEKS! It kinda bothers me to read stories that
            > don't logically make sense. Honestly, 3 weeks old!"
            >
            > To be honest I didn't know how to react to this. I was a bit ticked
            > but I burst into laughing. The reason I was ticked a bit is because
            > at the very end of the 1st chapter, at the beginning of the second and
            > at the beginning third there is this Author Note by me:
            >
            > "I know baby Harry is not acting like a normal three-week old is
            > supposed to. The way he is acting, is an important plot point"
            >
            > *sigh* they never learn, do they?
            >
            > Lol I guess you had something like that before. I just wanted to
            > share this.
            >
            > Katerina aka preety_lady_serenity
            >
            >




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          • mryhcx
            Yeah, I ve had reviews where people start critisciing and or make judgements before they know the whole story. Plus HP is a FICTIONALL story and it s MAGIC,
            Message 5 of 8 , Mar 1, 2008
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              Yeah, I've had reviews where people start critisciing and\or make
              judgements before they know the whole story. Plus HP is a FICTIONALL
              story and it's MAGIC, Lol, anything can happen! :)

              --- In PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com, "Katerina"
              <preety_lady_serenity@...> wrote:
              >
              > I just received a review for Babies can Teach a Lot of Lessons, that
              > says this:
              >
              > "Okay, I know I'm reviewing this story when it's clearly finished,
              and
              > when I've only read the first chapter, but you clearly have no
              clur how
              > infant properly act when they're only THREE WEEKS old. THREE WEEKS
              is
              > too young for a baby to be mentally aware of his surroundings. Harry
              > would be too young, trust me even THREE MONTHS is too young. (years
              of
              > baby-sitting makes one aware of an infants stage in life) Maybe if
              you
              > started out as Harry being ONE YEARS OLD, then maybe it would be
              > believable. BUT THREE WEEKS! It kinda bothers me to read stories
              that
              > don't logically make sense. Honestly, 3 weeks old!"
              >
              > To be honest I didn't know how to react to this. I was a bit ticked
              > but I burst into laughing. The reason I was ticked a bit is because
              > at the very end of the 1st chapter, at the beginning of the second
              and
              > at the beginning third there is this Author Note by me:
              >
              > "I know baby Harry is not acting like a normal three-week old is
              > supposed to. The way he is acting, is an important plot point"
              >
              > *sigh* they never learn, do they?
              >
              > Lol I guess you had something like that before. I just wanted to
              > share this.
              >
              > Katerina aka preety_lady_serenity
              >
            • Nancy Debretsion
              Hey, I remember *my* babies being aware of surroundings within a couple of weeks (well, at least, their eye movement made it clear they were checking things
              Message 6 of 8 , Mar 1, 2008
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                Hey, I remember *my* babies being aware of surroundings within a
                couple of weeks (well, at least, their eye movement made it clear
                they were checking things out). What would a babysitter know?!

                And a Potterverse story is required to have Potterlogic, anyway.
                Sheesh.

                Nancy


                --- In PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com, "mryhcx" <mryhcx@...>
                wrote:
                >
                > Yeah, I've had reviews where people start critisciing and\or make
                > judgements before they know the whole story. Plus HP is a
                FICTIONALL
                > story and it's MAGIC, Lol, anything can happen! :)
                >
                > --- In PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com, "Katerina"
                > <preety_lady_serenity@> wrote:
                > >
                > > I just received a review for Babies can Teach a Lot of Lessons,
                that
                > > says this:
                > >
                > > "Okay, I know I'm reviewing this story when it's clearly
                finished,
                > and
                > > when I've only read the first chapter, but you clearly have no
                > clur how
                > > infant properly act when they're only THREE WEEKS old. THREE
                WEEKS
                > is
                > > too young for a baby to be mentally aware of his surroundings.
                Harry
                > > would be too young, trust me even THREE MONTHS is too young.
                (years
                > of
                > > baby-sitting makes one aware of an infants stage in life) Maybe
                if
                > you
                > > started out as Harry being ONE YEARS OLD, then maybe it would be
                > > believable. BUT THREE WEEKS! It kinda bothers me to read stories
                > that
                > > don't logically make sense. Honestly, 3 weeks old!"
                > >
                > > To be honest I didn't know how to react to this. I was a bit
                ticked
                > > but I burst into laughing. The reason I was ticked a bit is
                because
                > > at the very end of the 1st chapter, at the beginning of the
                second
                > and
                > > at the beginning third there is this Author Note by me:
                > >
                > > "I know baby Harry is not acting like a normal three-week old is
                > > supposed to. The way he is acting, is an important plot point"
                > >
                > > *sigh* they never learn, do they?
                > >
                > > Lol I guess you had something like that before. I just wanted to
                > > share this.
                > >
                > > Katerina aka preety_lady_serenity
                > >
                >
              • Katerina
                Ok, I admit I don t have a child but I hate to be told I did not do my homework. I checked a few good internet sites and drew my conclusions on how babies are
                Message 7 of 8 , Mar 2, 2008
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                  Ok, I admit I don't have a child but I hate to be told I did not do my
                  homework. I checked a few good internet sites and drew my conclusions
                  on how babies are meant to behave in stages. Also I do agree that
                  babies come in special packages (lol).

                  My mother says I started speaking very early and I was freakingly well
                  behaved for a toddler (no tanrtums and she never had to tell a thing
                  twice for me to comply). It scared both her and her friends, whose
                  children would not easily listen to them.

                  So yeah just because one babysits, it does not mean he/she has all the
                  baby-knowledge of the universe.

                  --- In PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com, "Nancy Debretsion"
                  <multiplepov@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Hey, I remember *my* babies being aware of surroundings within a
                  > couple of weeks (well, at least, their eye movement made it clear
                  > they were checking things out). What would a babysitter know?!
                  >
                  > And a Potterverse story is required to have Potterlogic, anyway.
                  > Sheesh.
                  >
                  > Nancy
                  >
                  >
                  > --- In PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com, "mryhcx" <mryhcx@>
                  > wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Yeah, I've had reviews where people start critisciing and\or make
                  > > judgements before they know the whole story. Plus HP is a
                  > FICTIONALL
                  > > story and it's MAGIC, Lol, anything can happen! :)
                  > >
                  > > --- In PotionsandSnitches@yahoogroups.com, "Katerina"
                  > > <preety_lady_serenity@> wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > > I just received a review for Babies can Teach a Lot of Lessons,
                  > that
                  > > > says this:
                  > > >
                  > > > "Okay, I know I'm reviewing this story when it's clearly
                  > finished,
                  > > and
                  > > > when I've only read the first chapter, but you clearly have no
                  > > clur how
                  > > > infant properly act when they're only THREE WEEKS old. THREE
                  > WEEKS
                  > > is
                  > > > too young for a baby to be mentally aware of his surroundings.
                  > Harry
                  > > > would be too young, trust me even THREE MONTHS is too young.
                  > (years
                  > > of
                  > > > baby-sitting makes one aware of an infants stage in life) Maybe
                  > if
                  > > you
                  > > > started out as Harry being ONE YEARS OLD, then maybe it would be
                  > > > believable. BUT THREE WEEKS! It kinda bothers me to read stories
                  > > that
                  > > > don't logically make sense. Honestly, 3 weeks old!"
                  > > >
                  > > > To be honest I didn't know how to react to this. I was a bit
                  > ticked
                  > > > but I burst into laughing. The reason I was ticked a bit is
                  > because
                  > > > at the very end of the 1st chapter, at the beginning of the
                  > second
                  > > and
                  > > > at the beginning third there is this Author Note by me:
                  > > >
                  > > > "I know baby Harry is not acting like a normal three-week old is
                  > > > supposed to. The way he is acting, is an important plot point"
                  > > >
                  > > > *sigh* they never learn, do they?
                  > > >
                  > > > Lol I guess you had something like that before. I just wanted to
                  > > > share this.
                  > > >
                  > > > Katerina aka preety_lady_serenity
                  > > >
                  > >
                  >
                • Moniek Spoor
                  If one really babysits a lot ( like I do) the only conclusion you can draw is that every child is different.And what do we really know about how magical
                  Message 8 of 8 , Mar 2, 2008
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                    If one really babysits a lot ( like I do) the only conclusion you can draw is that every child is different.And what do we really know about how magical children are behaving? After all, a typical oneyear old would be able to crawl and wakes up occasionally during the night. Yet Harry stayed on the Dursleys doorstep without crawling off.



                    Ok, I admit I don't have a child but I hate to be told I did not do my
                    homework. I checked a few good internet sites and drew my conclusions
                    on how babies are meant to behave in stages. Also I do agree that
                    babies come in special packages (lol).

                    My mother says I started speaking very early and I was freakingly well
                    behaved for a toddler (no tanrtums and she never had to tell a thing
                    twice for me to comply). It scared both her and her friends, whose
                    children would not easily listen to them.

                    So yeah just because one babysits, it does not mean he/she has all the
                    baby-knowledge of the universe.


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