For some reason, all those tall people enjoy picking on us short people. Somehow I inherited all the short genes in the family and well, I've watched two of my younger siblings pass me up in height (though in not much else!) and there are three more to go. Oh great.
I don't think people realize how powerful and fast we really are. Being short does have it's advantages (shall I list them off?). But when I was younger I didn't understand that. I took being short very seriously as if it were a great trial I must endure and I even used to pray that I would grow taller (that was when I was very little). You can't blame me though! I was born at 5lbs 6oz and everyone thought I was my mom's broken arm. Actually she didn't have a broken arm; she just had me (I promise those two are not equivalent). As I've become older, I have got used to the fact that genes are genes and I'll just have to use my shortness to my advantage.
And I do. To the point where those tall people are intimated by me!
This post is dedicated to all my short friends and is packed full of handy ammo to retort all those silly Tall People comments. Being short is a noble calling and each of you are very special!
My little (taller) sister thinks it's funny to tease me about my height. However, I find even more amusing to come back with something better than she said.
During a conversation about coffee...
Me: "Coffee does stunt your growth! Well, I guess I don't have any growth to stunt."
Looking at a group picture (need I mention the fact that group pictures make size so obvious?!)...
Eden: "Looks like you got on the short end."
Me: "No, I just got short-ended!"
Eden having fun at my expense...
Eden: "Tall people do have an advantage."
Me: "They most certainly do! Of keeping their heads in the clouds!"
True things about short people that can answer to any raised eyebrow of the person who thought you were still in Grade School:
"Good things come in small pakages!"
And my personal all-time favorite:
"Dynamite comes in small packages!"
The Bennet Sisters
(And this picture is about two years old!)
This was the tallest person I've met (so far). I had to get a picture with him!
Obviously my heels weren't high enough...
No matter what, I still love all my taller and shorter siblings! And no matter what I will always have something on the tip of my tongue as good ammo!