I’m a shrimp. My parents were both short and they passed on the short genes to me – I stand about 5’2. Sometimes it makes my life harder by being so short, but there are also advantages. For one thing, I can easily walk under cabinets that people leave open in the kitchen! Another advantage is that if I fall, I don’t have as far to go before reaching the ground.
The disadvantages of being so short are numerous. It is really frustrating when I try to get something off a tall shelf at the grocery store. It never fails, the very item that I need is always the highest up. I have to go on the hunt for a tall person, and use every ounce of “charm” that I have, to enlist their help. This happens at home too, when someone else unloads the dishwasher and puts my favorite glass on the top shelf. I usually have to retrieve the step stool on a daily basis, even at home!
I didn’t let it stop me!
When I was in Jr. High School, I always loved to play basketball during P.E. and considering my height, I was pretty darned good (if I do say so myself!). I remember my friends joking though, as I put all my brute force behind the ball as I swung it behind me, then hurled it toward the basketball hoops. I’m sure it was quite a sight, but hey – it worked!
If I had to choose between being really short or really tall, I think I would still choose being short. After all, I can put on heels. And I don’t tower over my husband 🙂
How tall are you? Do you wish you were taller? Shorter?
*Although this is a partnered post, all stories and opinions are my own.